• 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.

My Awesome Aspie Teen: Praising the Good Stuff

I spend so much time complaining about the annoying stuff, and discussing deficits struggles that many times I forget mention the good stuff–the things that make my wonderful Aspie child kind, thoughtful, different, and absolutely awesome.  How many 13-year-old boys worry about their moms being tired and not getting enough …

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I have Super-powers! My son’s impression of Mom

Super Powers Aspies and Alphas As I was sitting at my computer tinkering with Facebook today, I could hear my 13-year-old son cackling at something in the living room.  He laughed so hard that he fell off the sofa. Half out of breath, he comes running into the room. “Mom, …

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Putting On My Dressed-Up Feet

Tales of a Totally Ridiculous, Typically Aspie Me Today hubby and I traveled two and half hours down to Charleston, SC, to meet with a financial/budgeting counselor.  (This in my opinion was a colossal waste of time, and not an appointment I was looking forward to—but after my 150th(at least) …

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Lifting the Cloud of Loneliness: Anger and Writing

Writing Helps Lift the Clouds How my anger has helped… I’ve noticed that I have a limited range of intense emotions. An over-simplification would be to stay that I feel happy, sad, or angry. Anger is usually my ruling emotion.  What I believe is happening, is that life’s complex emotions are …

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Talking About Selective Mutism: What is your experience?

Let’s talk about Selective Mutism—I think this is a subject that many do not really know much about.   What is Selective Mutism? “Selective Mutism…is the temporary inability to speak. This is more than just being quiet, it is more like a seizure, and it physically hurts when this happens, …

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High Functioning My Ass-perger’s Part II: Massive Sensory Overload and Major Meltdown

Is it sensory overload, executive dysfunction, or plain old Stress? Lately I have been trying to figure myself out—again. The more I learn about Autism and how my brain works, the more I understand why I have difficulties in certain areas. I feel like I have the most difficulty keeping …

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Mr. Aspie Writer: Final Day on Solo Planet; Stuck in Washington!

     Just got the call that hubby is stuck in Washington D.C., he missed his connecting flight home!    Five minutes after I hung up this arrived for you all in my inbox.  I think he is having way too much fun keep you all updated. 🙂~Aspie Writer Captains log:   Stuck …

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Mr. Aspie Writer: Day Three on Solo Planet…"I am obsolete"

     This is hubby’s email update awaiting my posting this morning.       I see that he mentions the shower in his hotel being hospitable to my Aspie senses.  Just to clarify, I think he has it backwards.  Showers that with a strong, firm, beat the hell out of me water …

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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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