• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Do you know what happens to autistic children?

They become autistic adults; adults who grow-up, work (many jobs sometimes), get married, and have children of their own. Yes—you read correctly. We GET MARRIED, and often HAVE CHILDREN. Do not misunderstand me; I do not presume to say that every single autistic child will marry, have children, and have …

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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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My Environment and My Aspie Moods: Finding a Happy Place

Yes, this is a picture of a bathroom, my bathroom to be exact and today this is my happy place. I’ve been discussing the importance my environment has on my emotions, and how utterly critical it is for me (and most Aspies I believe) to have a place where they …

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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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I can’t see my future; The problem with concrete thinking

My thinking is concrete, permanent, literal, and it can cause stress in areas where most people many not struggle. What I would like to discuss today is the idea of permanent thinking, which is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and something I see in my children …

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Asperger’s Grief and Discomfort

I don’t know if it my Asperger’s that makes me so uncomfortable around grieving people, or it is responsible for my diligently shutting down emotions to keep distance from my own grief, but I do not that I never know how to help others in this situation.  It is not …

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How did I discover I had Asperger’s?

A few weeks ago (or has it been longer–time gets away from me often) I told you that I was going to be interviewed on Twitter via a Tweetchat (first time using a Tweet Chat).    The interview is highlighted on Medivizor, which was voted one of the Top 10 Health …

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Children Don’t Do as You Say…

They do what they SEE you do!  A quick note and small example I wanted to share with you.  Since I decided to become a writer (Yes—that is how it happened, I just plain-old decided one day, and then did it.  I think this is very much an Aspie thing.), …

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Aspie Injustice: It keeps us up at Night

Justice—a subject near and dear to my heart. One thing I find that most of us Aspies have in common is a profound sense of justice and morality. Admittedly it  may not be the same sense of justice that others have but that shouldn’t surprise anyone by now because we …

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Asperger’s: Online College Seems to be Working for Me

Some of you may know that I had a lot of trouble attempting a college education when I was younger. I started college in 1991 after dropping out of HS and taking my GED, but I was not able to finish and always struggled to understand why. A major culprit …

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