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

Ego, Convictions and The Bubble Wrap Approach

  We all know the saying, “Opinions are like Assholes.” But are they really? I mean theoretically we are nothing but opinions. I am glad to report, smitten actually, that I am a confident person with strong convictions based on rigorous studies of spiritual truths. And that I recognize my convictions are still only opinions… Continue reading Ego, Convictions and The Bubble Wrap Approach

Spectacular: A Poem

Justification As self-protection Conforming and modifying As appeasement Avoiding conflict and isolation Caution breeds buffers From defensive And accusatory ridicule ~ Specifications provide ample detail To take in what is spoken Bubble-wrapped in hopes of swerving Out of the realm Of potential harm ~ Yet, another layer Of self approaches Crutches To ensure feasible guise… Continue reading Spectacular: A Poem

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)

Goodbye social media posters; An autistic’s view

I am an ever-seeking idealist. This is my greatest attribute, and at moments my weakest link. Like many a folk I know, I think outside the box, and I remain there, looking outward at the kaleidoscope of possibilities to be the best I can be, in a world that dictates competition, attention and greed. This… Continue reading Goodbye social media posters; An autistic’s view

Autism

Casual visitor Woven through The expressway of reason Penetrated infliction For what I almost thought Or almost wanted to do Everything tangled, mangled Manageable pieces—intermingled into nonetheless Calling to crawl out of the confusion Personified and spawning seasonable wholes Moving and integrating into the way of being Nothing simple Nothing unreal Everything tangible and flavorful… Continue reading Autism