• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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

Spring Break – On the Mountain Roads

So…I didn’t die…yet. I don’t know why I have this horrible fear of the roads, well, I do know some reasons.  I am terrified of mountain roads, winding twisty roads, roads that make me feel like I am going to go flying of the side of a cliff.  I know …

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Spring Break – Autism on the Road

Want to go on a journey?  How long has it been since I’ve taken you guys along?  Last April we hit Universal Studios in Orlando, new Harry Potter world attractions, and Hogwarts Express!  I adore Harry Potter world, and I wanted to go back (that and my season passes had …

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My Aspie Teen Turned 18 Yesterday and I Cried Myself to Sleep–Twice.

I cannot believe he is 18; I am NOT ready. Yesterday, my oldest became an adult and it doesn’t feel like it.  I feel like I have lost something that I can never have back and it is terrifying.  I know I am not ready for him to be an …

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Recouping From the Holidays With Autism

So you have made it through one of the most stressful times in the year—the holidays, but it seems that your loved one with autism is taking a longer than usual time to get “back to normal.” The holidays are filled with social situations, shopping, unexpected surprises, family gatherings, and …

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The Torment of Time

There is an ever ticking clock banging inside of my skull, sitting behind me with its horrendous clicking, reminding me that I am running out of time. I struggle against the flow of time as if there was anything I could do to stop it in its tracks. Each feels …

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Navigating the Holidays with Autism: Part III: Gift Giving and Surprises

In Part II of this series we discussed children and adults with autism’s need to know what to expect. They crave and thrive on routines. Being uncertain about what to expect, even if it is only what to expect in the box, can be a strong source of stress. Many …

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Navigating the Holidays with Autism: Part II: Family Gatherings

Family gatherings are the number one sited source of stress during the holidays for families touched by autism. Leaving the safety of home, traveling (even if just across town), and being expected to eat certain foods in a strange environment can be enough to cause a full-blown meltdown. When Family …

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Navigating the Holidays with Autism: Part I: Thanksgiving with Picky Eaters

Why are autistic children picky eaters? Many autistic children are picky eaters. The reasons are multi-faceted but the first thing to consider is sensory issues. Children with autism may be overly sensitive to tastes, smells, and textures—all of which will affect what they will or will not eat. If smells …

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Facebook Pages by Adults with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome

When you do a quick search online for mothers with autism, or parents with autism you immediately find plenty of information and resources for parents with autistic children. It can be difficult to locate information from adults who have autism spectrum disorders who are raising children with or without autism, …

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People with Asperger’s Syndrome May Experience Depression Differently

Many people believe that people who suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a higher functioning form of autism, cannot feel and do not experience a full range of emotional stimuli. Nothing is further from the truth. People with Asperger’s Syndrome tend to feel things just like anyone else. They may …

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    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed

    by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

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