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

A Guide to Girls and Autism

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 was like for me and gave a really general answer. So, I

How My Autism Diagnosis Helped Me Communicate More Effectively

Sometimes Tough Problems Can Be Solved… Before my autism diagnosis, I experienced confusion as some adults seemed to perceive me in a manner that was wholly inconsistent with my self-perception. This contradiction troubled me. What’s more, I was a polarizing person. People either really liked me or really didn't. It was hard to understand

After a Diagnosis of Autism, Life Became “Decidedly” Easier

I Had Learned a Lot about the World... Making decisions without information can easily result in making wrong or at least less than optimal decisions. I made major life decisions without a critical piece of information - the truth underlying the difference between myself and others. (You can read about how I got my diagnosis