• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Autism – 5 Tips to Calm Anxiety Due to Sensory Overload

Use Earplugs or Noise Cancelling Headphones Whether at home, school, or in a noisy supermarket the sounds coming at your child all at the same time can be an overwhelming experience. It is often difficult for the autistic individual with auditory processing issues (sensitivities to sounds) to filter out background …

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Moving is Hard

I have been wanting a move, NEEDING a change for quite some time now, and finally Hubby has received a promotion and with it a transfer. We are moving from the sunny state of South Carolina, to the freezing cold winters of upstate, way way way, upstate New York. I …

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Autism and Anxiety

Autism is often described as a social and communication disorder. Many adults with autism have first been misdiagnosed, or have co-morbid diagnosis of social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorder, and panic disorders. It is unclear whether these are separate from their autism or are actually a part of the autism itself. …

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Appointments make me frantic

I woke up with a plan today; I plan to get something done. The first thing on my “to do” list was to answer a series of emails from a class of counseling students. I was contacted by a professor who used my book in her graduate class about counseling …

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Preparing to Travel: Packing Day Jitters

I am a planner; I over plan. Today Aspie Teen and I need to pack for our trip to Miami. We fly out tomorrow morning for our weekend attending the Reader’s Favorite Awards Ceremony, and to attend the Miami International Book Fair. I am sure we are going to have …

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