• 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.

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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What I learned from being punished in school

Sights, Sounds, and Asperger’s: What I learned from sitting in the hallways at school. I came across this post today on Parenting with Asperger’s Syndrome, Reasons Why Your Child Might Meltdown atSchool , and it got me thinking. Since I‘ve been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome(AS), which many of you already …

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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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