• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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The Adderall Experiment: Irritation and Headaches

Is Adderall causing my irritation and headaches—or is it hunger? ADD is one of the only diagnoses that had stood after my Asperger’s Diagnosis. It was originally among the host of other “disorders” that doctor’s labeled me with before figuring out that I had autism. It only took thirty-eight years! …

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Aspies do not lack empathy; we crave it.

Asperger’s and Empathy: Why do you people believe we lack empathy? I’ve been thinking about the common misconception that those with Asperger’s Syndrome do not have empathy; that we cannot be empathetic.  It drives me crazy when I hear that those on the autism spectrum lack empathy because it simply …

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Why you should never ask an Aspie, "How are you doing today?"

I don’t know if my issue with this question is related to social expectations and my reaction to making these social blunders, or if I can’t get past my literal-mindedness and need to provide answers to questions. But–if you want to stop me dead in my tracks, just ask, “How …

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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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Talking About Selective Mutism: What is your experience?

Let’s talk about Selective Mutism—I think this is a subject that many do not really know much about.   What is Selective Mutism? “Selective Mutism…is the temporary inability to speak. This is more than just being quiet, it is more like a seizure, and it physically hurts when this happens, …

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High Functioning My Ass-perger’s Part II: Massive Sensory Overload and Major Meltdown

Is it sensory overload, executive dysfunction, or plain old Stress? Lately I have been trying to figure myself out—again. The more I learn about Autism and how my brain works, the more I understand why I have difficulties in certain areas. I feel like I have the most difficulty keeping …

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What I learned from being punished in school

Sights, Sounds, and Asperger’s: What I learned from sitting in the hallways at school. I came across this post today on Parenting with Asperger’s Syndrome, Reasons Why Your Child Might Meltdown atSchool , and it got me thinking. Since I‘ve been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome(AS), which many of you already …

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Rudy Simone’s 22 Things a Woman with Asperger’s Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

22 Things a Woman with Asperger’s Wants Her Partner to Know— The first book of Simone’s I read was Aspergirls.http://amzn.to/UU1pEh  It was the book that really made me say, “Yes, this diagnosis fits—finally!” It all came together and finally made sense.  Directly following my reading of Aspergirls: Empowering Females with …

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What does "take the rag off the bush" mean?

Idiom Idiocy: What does “take the rag off the bush” mean? This idiom takes the rag off the bush!       I must admit this is a new one for me.  I never heard this phrase before.  I’ve been thinking about it this morning and without research I cannot even begin …

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Learning American Idioms

Don’t Tell me the sky is the limit when we have left footprints on the moon! American Idioms Drive Me up the Hall What is an idiom? English is filled with idioms. An idiom is a non-literal expression or group of words in current usage having a meaning that is …

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