• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Sensory Issues Can De-rail Your Whole Day

I had a plan; I did. After an awful night’s sleep which usually contributes to my enormous sensitivities the next day, I woke with the plan to get the rest of this week’s school work finished, write a few articles whose deadlines are staring me in the face, and then …

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Mommy is Melting: Heat, Hormones, and Overload

The Heat and the Hormones Yesterday just was not a good day. It began at 7 a.m. with a whiny, cranky, Tantrum Tot (2) waking me up by smacking me and saying “Bad, bad.” Don’t know what Mom did this morning, but whatever it was, it is bad! Maybe he …

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Proprioception and autism

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… So why can I not keep my feet underneath me, or apply the correct amount of pressure when lifting an object? Why do I walk into a room like an elephant in a china shop, or send the milk contain …

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Adult Autism Hurt

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… Childhood was fleeting. I’d entered the adult world, but try as I might to tread water the current continued to pull me under. The world around me was changing—swiftly.  Old friends were growing, beginning careers, and starting families while I floundered. …

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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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Your Other Left: Spatial problems in autism

 “You need to make a left at this corner. No—your other left” ~ Mr. Aspie Writer   It doesn’t happen every once in a while; it happens all the time. Whenever I am asked for direction (I am great at giving directions because I remember street names) I stumble over …

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A Voice in a Fake World; Asperger’s on the Inside–Social Frustration

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… A Voice in a Fake World; Asperger’s on the Inside A simple invite to a coffee shop can be an overwhelming experience for an Aspie, those of us with Asperger’s Syndrome. The coffee machine frothing, customers placing orders, the door …

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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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