• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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I can’t see my future; The problem with concrete thinking

My thinking is concrete, permanent, literal, and it can cause stress in areas where most people many not struggle. What I would like to discuss today is the idea of permanent thinking, which is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and something I see in my children …

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Resistant to Change: Why does the living room always NEED to be green?

I like change; I do. I crave change, but just cannot seem to manage it. Something as seemingly simple as making changes in the house are almost impossible for me. Hubby and I have been absolutely hooked on HGTV lately. (Very dangerous and time consuming pass-time) We have been watching the …

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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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Navigating the Holidays with Autism: Part II: Is your Aspie a Christmas Control Freak?

Let’s talk about control. Autistics have a deep seated need for control. A need for routine, and to control our environments is paramount. In fact, it is very difficult for us not to do things the way we have always done them; the way we know they should be done.  …

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