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 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

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

The Best Free Resource for Autism Diagnosis and Management

  I want to tell you about the best free resource for autism I have ever used. A log. No, not a piece of wood that has fallen from a tree, but a journal - a dated maybe time stamped listing of activities and events. Once I started using a log, I began using

2017-11-16T20:32:13+00:00 0 Comments

A Guide to Girls and Autism

If you like this article and want to read more, don't forget to subscribe! As a “girl” with autism, the subject of girls and autism is dear to my heart. In spite of the questions I get about girls and autism, until now, I hadn’t prepared an adequate response. I simply told people what it

2017-11-16T02:02:25+00:00 0 Comments

Comorbidity: Life with Autism and Its Closest “Friends”

Comorbidity I so dislike like this name. How gloomy and doomy can one word be? Why do we choose such dreadful words to label issues faced by people who are already facing so much? (Speaking of names, don’t even get me started on Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Who thought it would be okay to

2017-10-07T17:19:49+00:00 1 Comment

Autism, Chocolate, and a Fire-Breathing Dragon

We all have that family story, the one that new friends hear as a part of their friendship orientation package, and this is my story. We have also probably all heard stories or seen the struggles of individuals, family or friends struggling with the meltdowns of someone with autism. Well, this story is that for me as

2017-06-05T05:03:06+00:00 1 Comment

Coming Home: The Clarity of Knowing My Confusion Stemmed from Autism

People frequently ask me whether I am glad I was diagnosed with autism, whether I am glad I know. One day, Emma (author of the Life with Her section of this blog and my daughter) spoke with my mom about my diagnosis. She later told me that my mom kept saying, “If we had known, things would

2017-12-26T23:26:11+00:00 1 Comment