• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Developmental Delays and the Clingy Toddler: Is this Normal?

Lately I’ve been considering putting my 2-year-old son in preschool a few days a week to regain my sanity, and maybe just maybe accomplish something. As if the little guy knows what I’m planning he is becoming clingier by the day. It is not new for him to scream and bang …

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Autism and Writing; Therapy and Theory of Mind Exercises

My decision to become a writer led to my autism diagnosis.  I decided one day that I wanted to write books, and writing quickly became my new special interest. The problem was that I was dreaming of writing fiction novel, and had no clue how to write them. This lead …

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Adults and Children with Autism tend to be Picky Eaters

Many of us with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have difficulty tolerating foods. There are several reasons for this, for our being seen as “picky eaters” from childhood. First, our acute sense of smell serves to warn us about foods that we are not going to like. My father used to …

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Speech and Language Evaluation; Speech and Developmental Delays

     About a month ago, Tantrum Tot, my 23 month old, had his initial autism screening during a well-baby appointment at the pediatricians office.  The result conveyed was extremely high risk. The pediatrician made an appointment for us to have a speech and language evaluation while we wait for an …

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Executive Dysfunction and Goal Planning 101: Why Aspies Must Goal and Plan Differently.

Have goals, write them down, and then make a plan/road map to follow in order to accomplish them. If I had a nickel for each time I have been given this advice I would be retired in my dream place on the Amalfi coast in Italia. Now I am going …

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Aspie Writer’s Quick Reading List: My Ten Most Popular Blog Posts for 2012

This is just a quick list of my top ten blog posts this year.  Thank you all for reading! Have a happy and healthy New Year! 1. Why you should never ask an Aspie, “How are you doing today?” 2. Be Careful of What You Say to ASD Children; the …

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Does Asperger’s Make It Harder to Know Yourself?

A few months ago, I made the startling discovery that I don’t really know myself all that well.  In fact, I didn’t even know what I liked to eat—not without considering everyone else around me. That even sounds weird to me. As I write this, I am thinking that I have …

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Aspie Writer on Loving Yourself

Thanks to a wonderful commenter on my WordPress blog where I am blogging my book, Twirling Naked in the Streets—and No-One Noticed, a book about growing up with undiagnosed autism, I have found the Prolific Living website/blog. I have become engrossed in the writing and ideas that the author shares …

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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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Rituals and Routines; I finished my book, now I can’t sleep!

I need to buy two books at a time! A few months ago I began reading the Sword of Truth series, by Terry Goodkind.  Only recently have I begun to read so much fiction, and am glad that I have.  Reading and writing fiction has been like therapy, and good …

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