• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… “She was the last one in school, and the last one out. She made the whole class wait for her every day.” ~ Mom I was late every day because my alien leaders, the ones that dropped me off …

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The Princess, Her Socks, and Her Late Pass

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… “You tried on ten pairs of socks every morning before deciding which pair you would wear” ~ Mom I hate socks. I hate the way they feel on my feet, the way they bunch up in my shoes, and …

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Tantrum Tot and Preschool

Last week the Tot started preschool/daycare on a part-time basis.  I was excited and nervous.  Excited for Mom to get some time to get at least a wee bit of work done, and nervous because I had no idea how he would react. I was terrified that he was going to be …

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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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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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