• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”

Jeannie Davide-Rivera

Jeannie is an award-winning author, the Answers.com Autism Category Expert , contributes to Autism Parenting Magazine, and the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. She lives in New York with her husband and four sons, three of which are on the autism spectrum.

He thought they were calling him slow; the literal-minded 8 year old

This is the sign displayed in front of my eight year old’s school I guess he hadn’t really noticed it before, but when we pulled in front of the school to head to go the book fair he jumped out of the van and stamped his foot. “Arghh!” he yelled. …

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Auditory Learning: I cannot learn by listening

Asperger’s Syndrome and Auditory Learning Difficulties I am NOT an auditory learner! I cannot learn by listening; I do not process the information that way. Yesterday when I attempted to complete week one’s module in my Information Technology (IT) class I was met with panic, overload, and the beginning of …

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November’s project: Blogging My Book; What are your thoughts on blog post length

Word Count and Blog Post Length I am long winded; always have been. I’ve been thinking about word count lately in regards to blog posts. All of the articles and advice say that I should keep posts short (250 to 500 words) approximately one screen full. Looking back I am …

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Through My Eyes Only; Asperger’s in the First Person

“Having Asperger’s is like writing in the First Person—I only see what I can see through my own eyes, and I have no knowledge what is in other people’s heads.” ~ Aspie Writer I am told that writing from the first person point of view (POV) is challenging—that many writers …

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How do you handle the dentist? Dental Assault—the Two Hour Filling

A couple of weeks ago I made a trip to the dentist.  I hate the dentist. I have notoriously bad teeth and always have. When I was a child the dentist always said I had soft teeth with weak enamel. Lately I have been reading accounts of dentist telling other …

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I am not ignoring you; I don’t recognize you

This week I am working on writing a feature article on Face-Blindness for a writing class that I am currently taking this semester.  Our assignment was to first pick our topic, which I have, and before writing research pictures to enhance our article. Easy peasy. The Unexpected – What I …

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    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed

    by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

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