Autism and Sleep: Do You Sleep Like A Princess?

Autism and Sleep In a world where researchers have developed charts and tables for how much sleep you need, sleep becomes just one more place autists don’t fit in the box. I dislike generalizations, but for purposes of discussion they are so darn convenient. One of the generalizations about autists is that they struggle

2018-01-22T23:37:11+00:00 3 Comments

My GREATEST Struggle As An Autist: Identifying Safe People

Once I knew of my autism, I spent time trying to determine what single issue, above all else, I wish I had had help avoiding. I brainstormed, made lists, and pondered, and then in a spontaneous moment of insight, I realized it was something I hadn’t even yet considered and it made everything else seem

2018-01-17T01:37:31+00:00 0 Comments

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” Through the Eyes of an Autist

Growing up, I had no idea I was an autist. But there were certain things I loved or that stood out for me and the story "Twas the Night Before Christmas" was one of them. (A reprint of the story can be found below just in case you haven’t read it in a while!)

2018-01-02T16:50:51+00:00 2 Comments

Autism and Socialization: When Socialization is a Conscious Process

Given our tremendous educational systems and attention to learning and growth, it is amazing to me that we still think of one of the most important learning processes as unconscious. The Sociology Guide defines the process of socialization as “predominately an unconscious process by which a newborn learns the values, beliefs, rules and regulations

2017-12-28T17:26:20+00:00 0 Comments

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

2017-12-28T17:29:32+00:00 2 Comments

Compensating for Autism by Capturing Simple, Everyday Efficiencies [with Audio]

Compensating for Autism Not long ago, I read the post of a friend on Facebook. In her post, she was bemoaning the role of never-ending laundry in her life. Granted, she has a lot of kids in her home, but the laundry issue was getting to her. Now, what in the world,

2018-01-02T17:25:12+00:00 2 Comments

My Strategy for the “Treatment of Autism” [with Audio]

Treatment Of Autism The treatment of autism is a tough subject. I know there are some therapies out there aimed at autism, but I have to admit, there is nothing to which I would subject myself or my kiddos. A bold statement for the beginning of a post,

2018-02-18T01:11:46+00:00 0 Comments

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

2018-01-02T19:47:36+00:00 0 Comments

My Hypersensitivity Nightmare and How I Overcome It

Hypersensitivity and Autism We hear a lot about the hypersensitivity of people with autism, and I wanted to actually take a minute to give you an example of just one area in which I am hypersensitive and how that hypersensitivity has played out in my life. The difficulty that this one problem

2018-01-02T20:53:46+00:00 0 Comments

Autism and Resolutions: Resolve in August, Celebrate at the New Year!

  Yeah, I know, it is September.  Not only did I miss August, but why am I talking about New Year's resolutions now? There is some irony in talking about goal setting and resolutions at a time when you missed the opportunity! HA! I developed this idea for a post a few

2017-11-09T00:07:31+00:00 0 Comments
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