10 Ways to Assist Your Autistic Loved One

Thinking upon three autistics, my middle son (age seventeen), my adult partner, and myself, the following things assist: Having things out in the open. When items are out in the open and I can see them and know there is ‘enough.’ This applies to real concrete objects and other people’s thoughts and opinions. When something… Continue reading 10 Ways to Assist Your Autistic Loved One

Unknowns, Boundaries, and Autism: A Reflection

THIS IS A RAMBLE. For a shorter, more ‘reader friendly’ version, go here To see my brain in action . . . Read on. (There are some comma errors in this. Apologies!) I had planned on working from home today. In fact, I likely “should” be doing that right now. However, I make my own hours,… Continue reading Unknowns, Boundaries, and Autism: A Reflection

Females with Aspergers Syndrome Checklist by Samantha Craft

Disclaimer: This is my opinion and based on my experience after 12 years of researching about autism and being officially diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. It is not meant to replace the DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorder definition nor is this list meant to serve as an official diagnostic tool. Hundreds of women have used this list in conjunction with the DSM-IV… Continue reading Females with Aspergers Syndrome Checklist by Samantha Craft

Autism: A Poem of Anger

  This is what emotions feel like to me. How I stuff and try to navigate the days, until I can no longer keep all that is inside of me, and I burst.   Doused Shattered brain Made whole Reorganized into Frankenstein pieces Stapled segmented fractures United by outdated cement glue Jumbled mess of fool’s… Continue reading Autism: A Poem of Anger

“Danielle’s” Death

It was troublesome to observe people’s reactions over the shooting of an autistic transgender, legally named ‘Danielle,’ who last went by both names, Kayden and Danielle, on social media forums. It was interesting indeed to see people cling to elements of the incident and not the whole of the situation. To in essence watch strangers… Continue reading “Danielle’s” Death

A Visual Representation of My Anxiety: Aspergers (Autism)

MY DANCING STAIRCASE I am autistic (Asperger’s Syndrome). And I have generalized anxiety disorder. Most autistics do, if not all. It’s a byproduct of our very active thought processes and ability to often think in pictures, so that everything, in a sense, becomes very much alive and real. My anxiety is seen and felt in… Continue reading A Visual Representation of My Anxiety: Aspergers (Autism)