“Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

The original start of the title was Master Mind Fu** . . . Which still works. I abide by the philosophy of take what you need and leave the rest behind. I was taught manners and live by the golden rule of treat others how I wish to be treated. I take pride in my… Continue reading “Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

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

Thanks, But No Thanks

    Thanks, But No Thanks I am offended I am offended I don’t agree You shouldn’t have said that You shouldn’t have shared that You should say it this way That’s the wrong word We don’t say it that way Say it this way Why did you do that? I trusted you This isn’t… Continue reading Thanks, But No Thanks

Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture

Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture Empowerment comes with responsibility. Now, more than ever, as autistics become empowered, and meet together in thousands of circles on social media, in coffee shops, at festivals and conferences, we must acknowledge that our voices will affect generations of autistics to come. As autistics,… Continue reading Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture

Social Media and Autism/Aspergers

According to the National Institute of Mental Health: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Most people who identify with being on the autism spectrum (Autism Spectrum Disorder/ASD)… Continue reading Social Media and Autism/Aspergers

Social Media Addiction: More to Life than a Like Button

For years I justified my hours spent on Facebook. I reasoned I was connecting with others, raising awareness, offering out support, providing a platform for my thoughts, and paving the way for future vocational endeavors and friendships. While all of these reasons remain just and true, there were aspects about my time online in social… Continue reading Social Media Addiction: More to Life than a Like Button

What If the Tables were Turned

What if The Tables were Turned . . . What would it be like if autistics were the founders, owners, leaders, managers, and supervisors in most businesses in the world. And we told the non-autistics that we would train them for bottom-level entry jobs but they could work their way up, maybe. And we told the… Continue reading What If the Tables were Turned