Autism and Personality: 6 Awesome Tools To Help You Get To Know You!

You have autism AND a personality. You probably know plenty about autism. Want to know more about your personality? Check out these awesome resources. Autism and Personality Autism and personality is a topic that sparks a bit of linguistic/semantic debate. But whether you call yourself a person with autism or autistic, whether you think

How to Overcome Task Avoidance and See Your Full Potential for the First Time

Photo Credit: Efetova Anna/Shutterstock.com Task Avoidance Even if you're a master at task avoidance, you can only avoid a task for so long before you bump up against necessity, a deadline, or worse, the realization that what stands between you and the achievement of your goal is this task and your

Present Giving in Autistic/NT Relationships: Nail It Every Time!

Photo Credit: feelartfeelant/Shutterstock.com Let’s talk about autism gifts for adults and teens with autism and neurotypical gifts for adults who don’t have autism. Or better yet, let's don't assume anything based on whether someone is autistic or neurotypical, and let’s talk about gift giving in neurodiverse relationships. Because, gift giving is super

Managing Autism with the Zero-Based Budget

Photo Credit: megaflopp/Shutterstock.com What’s a zero-based budget and what does it have to do with autism??? Excellent question. The answer is more than you might think. And you can use it for so much more than making decisions about spending! It’s useful in: Budgeting (I know, obvious, right?) Scheduling. Relationship management. Managing your

The Truth About Autism and Multi-Tasking at Work

Photo Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com Autism and Multi-tasking I hear it all the time: People with autism can't/or struggle to multi-task. Who really knows whether that's true or not. Autism and multi-tasking. Is it possible? Time will tell, I guess. I can "multi-task" in the sense that I can be juggling a lot of balls

Autism and Writing: Writing in a Network

Photo Credit: Rachel Amott/Shutterstock.com Autism and Writing: My Struggle “I am a terrible writer.” That was my message to myself and was it any wonder because that was the message of others to me. So while I cruised through my math classes, I held on for dear life in my English courses. Okay, in

Dear Autistics: Society’s Message Is Wrong & What You Can Do About It

"With the right help and resources, people with autism can be successful." What???? Society’s Message to Autistics At our very core, our very essence, lie the messages we accept for ourselves, all too often as dictated by society. The power of right, encouraging, empowering messages cannot be overstated. By the same token, neither

Compensating for Autism: Different Ways to Amazing Days

Have you ever tried something and thought you just couldn't pull it off? That in spite of your best efforts, you just weren't progressing? Yeah, me too! And it is crazy frustrating. Enter my blog, Her Autism. Though I enjoy writing, it really challenges me. When I first started blogging, I

Managing the Invisible Costs of Autism and Mental Health Care

While there is no treatment for autism, those of you who follow along know that I have a definite strategy for managing it. You can check that out in my post, “My Strategy for the ‘Treatment’ of Autism.” In this strategy is the idea that you should treat everything else and

6 Factors In Deciding Whether To Disclose Your Autism Diagnosis

So you may be thinking about seeking an autism diagnosis, or maybe you have just been diagnosed. This diagnosis maybe came as a "holy-cow-how-did-this-happen?" kind of shock. (I kept wondering how in the world I was just being diagnosed at the age of 44!) Maybe in addition to being a