• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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

How do you make yourself a priority–a real question.

How do we find direction? I suffer most from my own lack of direction. Spinning my wheels, running in circles, trying to figure out what to do next when everything is coming at me at one time. Everything needing attention, everything shouting over one another….look at me, I’m next, don’t …

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The Constant Demand, and what they DON’T SEE!

You are so organized.  You great at this.  You have gotten over your autism.  You are successful. They don’t see the tears.  They don’t see the meltdowns.  They don’t see the panic attacks.  They don’t see the bolting up in bed at night soaked in sweat, head reeling with all …

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Sunshine and the Aspie: When the Weather Affects Our Neurology

Ohh…the happiness of Summer (As long as it is not too hot!) When I woke up this morning I still felt exhausted because I had not fallen asleep until after 2 a.m. last night. I have been having tremendous difficulty falling asleep lately (again): enter the famous Aspie insomnia. This …

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7 Positive Traits of Asperger’s Syndrome

There is so much focus on the difficulties and disabilities of those of us on the autism spectrum, let’s for a moment focus on the positive! Focus Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome are known for their ability to focus on tasks for long period of times without the need for supervision. …

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10 Things Your Autistic Child Wants You To Know

Many autistic children remain misunderstood both by the world around them and even by their parents, teachers, and caregivers. Accurately expressing their thoughts and feelings is an inherent problem for those with autism spectrum disorders; therefore, it can be difficult to understand their behaviors. I am not having a tantrum …

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What is my problem? Crankiness continues…

I am not sure exactly what was wrong with me yesterday.  It was beautiful out—30 degrees—sunny—yes, 30 was a heat wave here, the Teen watched the boys while Hubby and I went to lunch and grocery shopping without ANY children!  It was a very nice afternoon, but when I returned …

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Kids are Awesome for your Self-Esteem

If you clicked looking for all the ways that my kids (or yours) can make you feel great about yourself, you are in the wrong place! Yesterday I took little man for a much-awaited hair cut.  He has this awesome tuft of thick curly hair, which makes it difficult to …

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Aspie Teen: Single-Minded Obsessed Kid!

Aspie Teen is always on YouTube watching “pranks,” and cackling like maniac.  I cannot even tell you how many times I’ve sat through the same drive-through pranks with him laughing hysterically at the SAME ONES, over and over! So this morning he comes downstairs, and the first thing he says, …

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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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