• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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Spring Break – On the Mountain Roads

So…I didn’t die…yet. I don’t know why I have this horrible fear of the roads, well, I do know some reasons.  I am terrified of mountain roads, winding twisty roads, roads that make me feel like I am going to go flying of the side of a cliff.  I know …

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Spring Break – Autism on the Road

Want to go on a journey?  How long has it been since I’ve taken you guys along?  Last April we hit Universal Studios in Orlando , new Harry Potter world attractions, and Hogwarts Express!  I adore Harry Potter world, and I wanted to go back (that and my season passes …

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Why are we still wearing masks?

Does anyone remember why I began writing?  Do I? I began writing to connect with people in a real and honest way, and to find those who were like myself (although I didn’t know it at the time).  First, I wrote for me.  I wrote about what I was learning …

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How do you make yourself a priority–a real question.

How do we find direction? I suffer most from my own lack of direction. Spinning my wheels, running in circles, trying to figure out what to do next when everything is coming at me at one time. Everything needing attention, everything shouting over one another….look at me, I’m next, don’t …

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The Constant Demand, and what they DON’T SEE!

You are so organized.  You great at this.  You have gotten over your autism.  You are successful. They don’t see the tears.  They don’t see the meltdowns.  They don’t see the panic attacks.  They don’t see the bolting up in bed at night soaked in sweat, head reeling with all …

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The Baseball Obsessed Pre-Schooler

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… “I don’t have any narrowly focused special interests, no all-consuming obsessions—not during childhood.” I protested my diagnosis, but only for a moment. I knew all the players; I knew their numbers. I knew the line-up; I knew all the stats. …

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Sunshine and the Aspie: When the Weather Affects Our Neurology

Ohh…the happiness of Summer (As long as it is not too hot!) When I woke up this morning I still felt exhausted because I had not fallen asleep until after 2 a.m. last night. I have been having tremendous difficulty falling asleep lately (again): enter the famous Aspie insomnia. This …

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Twirling Naked…Free on Kindle for the next 3 days!

In honor of Autism Awareness month, and my oldest son’s 17th Birthday, I am giving away Kindle copies of Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed for FREE for the next three days (April 7-9th).  Follow the link or click the picture to go to the Amazon page, …

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