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

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

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

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

Why Autistics Should Choose Safety Over “Comfort”

Many of us autistics live outside our comfort zone. We have to as most of life is outside of it! What if I suggested to you that life outside your comfort zone is an okay thing? Would that freak you out? Maybe not. And for the simple reason mentioned above! But what

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

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,

I Just Learned I Have Autism. Where Do I Go from Here?

"I Have Autism" You play it over and over in your mind. "I have autism." "How did this happen?" you wonder. Kids have autism. Boys have autism. Full grown, adult women do NOT have autism, so how could you possibly have autism??? Yeah, your kids have it, maybe your hubby

Could I Have Autism? Is That Even Possible?

It Can’t Be ME, But It Can’t NOT Be ME “Could I have autism?" you wonder. "It can’t be me,” you think. “I don’t want to have it,” you think. Yet you realize that having it would mean everything about your life somehow suddenly made perfect sense. Maybe you discovered one or more people

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

6 Style Suggestions You May Want to Ignore If You Are A Woman With Autism

The World Cares Seriously, the world cares what you wear. I don’t know why, but it does. “Dress for success,” and all that. As a woman with Autism, I have little or no desire to be fashionable. I don’t have a desire to not be fashionable, I just prefer to be comfortable. While I

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