• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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

I’m ALWAYS Lost! Nothing has Changed; Place-Blindness on Campus; An Extremely Frazzled MFA Residency Experience

Does anyone else have to constantly look back at their life, and the things that they wrote in the past to remind themselves that they have been through this before? Lately, I have gone back and read my old blog posts, even parts of my memoir to be reminded that …

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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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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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Celebrating Autism: Navigating Romance; Samantha Elisofon in Keep the Change

Samantha Elisofon, was featured in a short film titled, Keep the Change, which shows how some people living on the Autistic Spectrum navigate romance. This is a touching short film that runs about 15 minutes.  Enjoy! Read Samantha’s story in The Picture Perfect Family, by Marguerite Elisofon, and comment below to …

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The Torment of Time

There is an ever ticking clock banging inside of my skull, sitting behind me with its horrendous clicking, reminding me that I am running out of time. I struggle against the flow of time as if there was anything I could do to stop it in its tracks. Each feels …

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Remembering in Pictures: Visual Recall

Many of us on the autism spectrum have difficulty with short-term memory, but excellent long-term memory.  I have an extremely vivid memory of pieces of my childhood, before I could speak, before I should be able to remember. Memories of crying in my crib at night with my parents asleep …

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Lack of Sleep Makes Throws my Brain into Hyper-Driver

Insomnia, night terrors, and an array of other sleeping issues often plaque those of us with autism spectrum disorders. However, what I have discovered is that when I do not get enough sleep a few things happen. If I don’t sleep tonight, I likely will not be able to sleep …

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Video: Tantrum Tot practices his colors; LED shower head

  Several people have asked about this LED color-changing shower head, which I wrote about in a previous post, My Environment and My Aspie Moods, so here is a video of it changing colors. An excited Tantrum Tot practices his colors while LED shower light changes. It is not the …

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Autistic Children are More Trusting than Their Peers

According to a “new” study, autistic children are more trusting than their neuro-typical peers. These children tend to believe what they are told, and be more likely to blindly trust information provided to them by both people they know and strangers.   About the Study Li Yi, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, …

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Autism and our Environment; The Importance of “feeling” Happy

A few weeks ago I wrote a series of articles for answers.com about the Psychology of Color and Autism, which sparked my interest. For those of you who do not know what comes next…a sparked interest means RESEARCH! Yay, one of my favorite things in the world to do, but …

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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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