• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Autism: Loneliness and Lack of Social Contact

There is a common misconception that autistic people, both children and adults, are not social—or rather, they do not want to be social. This could not be further from the truth. Autistic people, just like those without autism, want friendships, and social interactions; however, many times these interactions are difficult …

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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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Appointments make me frantic

I woke up with a plan today; I plan to get something done. The first thing on my “to do” list was to answer a series of emails from a class of counseling students. I was contacted by a professor who used my book in her graduate class about counseling …

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Aspie Teen and High School

I wrote previously about Aspie Teen wanting to go back to school and try to attend a regular High School.  That idea has already fallen by the way side, and I cannot say that I am upset about it either.  After talking to the school district and the staff at …

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Trying to Become One with the Crack in the Wall

Last week Hubby and I meet with a therapist for Aspie Teen here in our own town (what a concept!).  We were both happy and impressed with our appointment, which did not include Aspie Teen, just Hubby and I.  Aspie Teen will meet with them in late August, and I …

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Depression and Asperger’s Syndrome

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… Children and adults on the autism spectrum are prone to depression—I certainly am. Research has shown that nearly 65% of people with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome present with symptoms of depression. The depression usually develops in late adolescence and early …

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To A Less Lonely Christmas This Year—a Holiday Note

My little Santa Baby To all my friends old and new’ Before I embark on wrapping the rest of the gifts and baking the Christmas cookies, I wanted to say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a very Blessed New Year to every single one of my new friends. I will …

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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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