Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: The Dilemma of Disclosing Autism

“. . . brain variations are normal and should be respected, just like differences in gender and race. People with autism, according to this philosophy, aren’t abnormal. It’s just that they might need some extra support to live in a society built with “neurotypical” people in mind.” Microsoft Wants Autistic Coders. Can It Find Them… Continue reading Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: The Dilemma of Disclosing Autism

“Affected” by Autism

  To the father who writes on his blog “my son is affected by autism.” To the professional who tweets “ . . . families affected by autism.” To the mother who declares at a social gathering her child is “not defined by Aspergers.” By now, you are likely well aware of person-first terminology, such as… Continue reading “Affected” by Autism

Meet Michelle: Samantha Craft interviews autistic author Michelle Vines

“Asperger’s on the Inside is an acutely honest and often highly entertaining memoir by Michelle Vines about life with Asperger’s Syndrome. The book follows Michelle in exploring her past and takes the reader with her on her journey to receiving and accepting her diagnosis.” ~ Book description on Amazon. Samantha Craft interviews author Michelle Vines about… Continue reading Meet Michelle: Samantha Craft interviews autistic author Michelle Vines

Adults share how recognizing autism changed their lives

Yesterday, I asked community members at @Everyday Aspergers, “How has finding out you are or might be on the autism spectrum changed your life in a beneficial way?” And these were the responses. Having ASD has enriched my life in many ways. ~ Kasey I am an adult autistic diagnosis. The joy and excitement to discover… Continue reading Adults share how recognizing autism changed their lives

#DifferentBetter in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

  Hi All, It’s me Sam, author of Everyday Aspie Blog and Everyday Aspergers Blog (soon to be a book!!!). Here’s a link to my Different Better Story. Besides writing and being a mom to three teenage boys and a neurotic dog, I am a manager at ULTRA Testing, a wonderful technology company started by… Continue reading #DifferentBetter in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

Autistics Share: Professionals Miss the Mark in Recognizing Autism in Women

  I recently asked 60-plus readers from across the globe, who believe they are autistic/Aspie or have been diagnosed with autism/Aspergers, this question: “What has a professional told you when you were seeking out an autism and/or Aspergers diagnosis?” Here are their responses: The first psychologist diagnosed me with Bipolar-II after speaking with me for… Continue reading Autistics Share: Professionals Miss the Mark in Recognizing Autism in Women