“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 you 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

Resolution

During this time of New Year’s Resolutions, I am reminded that life is not about me, but about us.   I recognize. I recognize myself in you. I respect. I respect my right to set goals, have plans, and set out for success. I respect my ability to discern and base actions on history. I… Continue reading Resolution

“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

10 Things Not to Say to an Autistic Person Video BBC III

I love this video for multiple reasons. It’s presented in manageable, easy-to-digest bites, it’s relevant, the participants are true autistics, and they share common challenges of those of us on the spectrum. Mostly, I appreciate how they are sharing that we are all unique. It’s nice to see fellow autistics; seeing them reinforces I’m not… Continue reading 10 Things Not to Say to an Autistic Person Video BBC III

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