• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… My father finally grew tired of my embarrassing behavior. Every time he took me somewhere I refused to eat unless I smelled it first, which didn’t guarantee I would eat it, and I sure was not going to try …

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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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They Missed It; They Missed Me

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… An Introduction: They Missed It; They Missed Me      I am a survivor; an autism survivor. I have been torn down, pulled to pieces, and have had my heart ripped from my chest slammed on the floor and stomped …

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Blogging my book about growing up with undiagnosed Autism

In an effort to stick to something, to stay on track, to actually make it to a goal, I began blogging, Twirling Naked in the Streets—and No-one Noticed, which is a memoire of sort about my growing up with undiagnosed autism. In the spirit of my top ten blog post …

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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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