At times autistics are said to have low emotional IQ levels and told that they need improve emotional IQ levels, by well-meaning employers and support professionals. In fact, some individuals on the autism spectrum are segregated in work environments and told to take emotional IQ trainings, while their peers are not subjected to such… Continue reading It’s Time WE Start Questioning Emotional IQ Tests for Autistics
Sometimes I feel invisible when another assumes things about me that are not accurate, particularly, if their assumption contradicts my own deepest self. This happens most often when another interprets my actions as having an ulterior motive. When I speak, there are times another will assume I am: bragging to impress; stating something to… Continue reading Invisible . . .
I am on the autism spectrum and have coexisting conditions, including PTSD and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Because of my prior history and the nature of my neurology, sometimes I find it hard to set boundaries. Furthermore, it is a challenge to recognize when my boundaries have been crossed. Sometimes it takes me days, months,… Continue reading Setting Boundaries and the Autism Spectrum
I received an insightful compliment from my youngest son the other day. He told me he appreciates how I play the ‘devil’s advocate.’ I asked what he meant, and he said that even when he’s upset about someone or a situation, I remind him to see things from the other person’s perspective, to practice compassion… Continue reading Peace and Compassion
10. In my teaching years, writing ‘LSD’ in a note home from school to a family, when I meant ‘LDS.’ 9. When I wrote I have ‘dsylexia’ to a job scout, on social media, in a note to a friend, on a disability forum, during this post earlier, and so forth. 8. The fact that… Continue reading My 10 Most Embarrassing Dyslexic Moments
How do I ache? Let me count the ways . . . endlessly. Wrapped up in a boundless love and entwined and encased in the deepest agony imaginable. I am convinced that being autistic is being human on the highest intensity—a ‘human’ control mechanism turned to the utmost degree, almost to the point of lever… Continue reading Autistic-Key
Originally posted on AWESOME AUT[odidactic]ISM:
My interview with Author Samantha Craft of EVERYDAY ASPERGERS By Maria Lawless of Awesome Aut[odidactic]ism Blog Good morning Samantha! Thank you so much for taking the time do this interview, we appreciate it very much. You have so many interesting things to offer with your new book…