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

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

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

The Most Important Similarity between Accommodations and Competitive Advantage

In the world of issues like autism, ADD/ADHD, mental illness, physical illness/disability, terms like “504 plan,” “IEP,” and “accommodations” are commonplace. As a multi-outcome-single-tasker, however, I want to suggest that along that same vein should come the term “personal competitive advantage.” Why? Because the underlying skills needed to achieve both accommodations and a personal

Life with Autism: Celebrate What You Are Actually Doing!

Have you ever felt just totally defeated when you were in a time of crisis, or maybe every day felt like a crisis? Or maybe you have found yourself telling a friend or family member you just could not keep going the way you were going. You were tired, stressed, done. I have totally

9 Essentials for Creating a Life You Love with Her Autism

You are so important to me. You are why I created Her Autism. Because I care about YOU! Your struggles matter to me. That maybe I could help you avoid going through all of the things I have gone through gives me hope that maybe I went through those things for a reason. The

Taking Care of Yourself When You are Hanging by a Thread

With autism comes a lot of other stuff. It can be truly hard to find time for taking care of yourself. I've written a post on comorbidity (disorders that occur frequently with autism), and you can read that post "Comorbidity: Life with Autism and Its Closest 'Friends,'"

7 Traits High Functioning Autists Should Rely On to Drive Them to Success!

Some of the traits listed here are highly visible and commonly associated with high functioning autism. Others may be invisible to the outside observer, but I think most of you autists will see yourselves here. These traits often develop as a result of the effort required for a high functioning autist to exist in a neurotypical

Short and Sweet List of Suggestions for Surviving and Thriving with Autism during the Holidays

The holidays are here! Hooray! Right? I generally get really excited about the holidays, but sometimes the approach of occasions that should be readily and happily anticipated can cause dread and anxiety. Having autism, I love living according to routines, and more than living according to routines, I love to be in control. I used

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