• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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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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Gluten-Free diet for Autism: Gathering Your Thoughts

I was on a gluten-free diet several years ago (2008, I think) for issues unrelated to autism. A friend of ours suggested it because I was (and still am) having stomach issues (IBS), along with neurological concerns, (peripheral neuropathy–tingling, numbness, etc.). Being on that diet, I noticed I almost immediate …

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HGTV is Ruining My Life! Specials Interests Run Wild

THIS is how special interests can take over our lives, and over shadowing everything else we need to do! I have been extraordinarily quiet lately because HGTV is ruining my life.  I watch it obsessively because I love love love houses, real estate, and space transformations—so much so that I …

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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: Lost again, and again, and again? Could it be place-blindness?

I am going to start sharing some Answer.com articles that I write with you all since many times they are based on or inspired by things I do everyday—in this case, getting lost. I have written in the past about being lost in my own town if I have to …

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Success: Counting the Costs

I am successful, or am I? What makes me most productive also gets in the way. Some see me and say that I am successful, “look what you have accomplished,” but what they don’t realize is the cost of those “accomplishments.” They cost me, I suspect, more or differently than …

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I have issues with keys!

My morning began with my being unable to peel my eyelids open, and walking into the wall (twice). I was so tired. Night before last I didn’t get any sleep at all. I was still up when Hubby left for work because I having a lot of difficulty adjusting to …

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Asperger’s and Difficulty in School: Connecting more dots

I can’t read two books at a time, and apparently can’t take two classes at a time either. My mind started to connect the dots… (It does that sometimes) I was originally registered for two classes this semester and began to panic. I need to make up the semester I …

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I cannot read more than one book at a time!

I am beginning to suspect this is one of the reasons I had so much difficulty in school. Oh, I could do the work—above average I.Q. and all, I just cannot do it simultaneously. I cannot shift from one subject to the next, especially if one has caught my interest. …

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I Never Learn!

I had a busy day planned today. As always my “to do” list is long and unrealistic, which is a topic all of its own. I needed to run to the bank, make a money order, pay a bill, and wanted to pick up a can of paint to change …

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