Managing Autism with the Zero-Based Budget

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 diet. Making decisions

The Truth About Autism and Multi-Tasking at Work

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

8 Strategies for Success At Work With Autism

How to succeed at work with autism is one of the most ignored topics in autism, and one of the most needed. After all, it is impossible to live independently if you can't generate an income. For those of us with autism, this challenge is real, and we must face it. Currently,

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

Your Autism Diagnosis: Privacy Versus Secrecy and Why It Matters

In my last few posts, I wrote about when and why you may want to disclose your autism to others. I feel like I want to clarify what I mean when I say that an autism diagnosis is your private information. So here's the deal: In my opinion, there is a tremendous

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

Working with Autism (Part I): Facing Down Discrimination

I started by writing what I thought would be a simple article about things that can make it harder for us (people with autism or autistics if you will) to succeed at work. Over the course of writing (and writing and writing), I realized that the post would have to be

Dear Women with Autism: Be “Chameleons” No More! Let’s Get to Know YOU!

"Women with Autism Struggle with Imitation" Ever heard that one? Experts talk about our inability to imitate. Those same experts can't see past our chameleon-like efforts to diagnose us. They call us chameleons. If it weren't so sad and ridiculous, the irony would make me chuckle. It’s Good To Fit In, Right? Like me,

Autism Awareness, Acceptance, or Action: Where Are We Really?

One of my contributions to Autism Awareness Month this year is going to be to take a look at where we really are. Are we working on awareness? Acceptance? Action? Maybe most importantly, I want to consider what happens when we do one without the others. Awareness, Acceptance, Action: Let’s Take Them One

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