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

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

Autism and Writing: Writing in a Network

Autism and Writing: My Struggle “I am a terrible writer.” That was my message to myself and was it any wonder because that was the message of others to me. So while I cruised through my math classes, I held on for dear life in my English courses. Okay, in fairness, I was an

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

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

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

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

Autism and Accountability: How to Know When to Hold an Autistic Child Accountable

Autism and Accountability It can be tough to determine those things for which it is okay to hold someone accountable. It can be especially difficult in relationships between autists and neuortypical folks. Parents ask whether/when, they can hold their autistic child accountable. In response to these questions, I created this post and

Autism and Employment: Why Difficulty in School May Not Indicate Difficulty at Work

Autism and Employment Many autistic people with whom I speak express concern about working or about their loved one with autism working. All too frequently, they cite the difficulty of themselves or their autist in school. Just like college was easier for me than high school, some of my jobs proved easier than school.

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