Autism and My Sensory War on Peas

Sensory War on Peas Let me tell you Autism can wreaks havoc on your senses. These sensory issues can manifest in lots of ways. If you've experienced similar sensory nightmares, you'll be able to relate, AND I would love to hear your stories! If not, this articule is for you!

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

Autism and Puberty: Get Your Daughter Ready!

Autism and Puberty Navigating autism and puberty with young girls doesn't have to be terrifying. Of course there are challenges. For those with girls overwhelmed by sight of blood, the feel of pads, or the emotional flood of PMS, it can be a tough road. But, it's doable. I know because I have walked

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

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

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,

10 Things You Experienced As an Autistic Woman (Plus 1 Thing You Hopefully Experienced)

10 Things You Probably Experienced If You’re an Autistic Woman You've heard that Autism doesn't exist in girls and women. Even as you stand there - a woman with autism. Huh. People believe you don't have autism if you make eye contact with them. Everything feels like it takes you more steps than when

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

Yes, There Is Such a Thing As Adults with Autism

One in sixty-eight kids are believed to have autism. That is the statistic everyone hears. Look at it again. One in sixty-eight “children.” What no one hears when this statistic is shared with them is that autism does in fact exist in adults. I know this because I have autism, and I am an

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