In preparation for Autism Awareness month next month, I figured I would dedicate this blog to one of the major obstacles of Autism–sensory processing. The five main senses: Smell, sight, taste, touch, and sound are also accompanied by the three
Black/white Good/bad Happy/sad Thinking in extremes is a form of cognitive distortion commonly referred to as “black and white” thinking. There is seemingly no middle ground between the two polar opposite states. For example, if I try a new flavor
A week ago, I tripped and fell on my arm which broke the head of my radial bone near by elbow. I wasn’t sure at first that anything good would come from experiencing a fractured bone besides earning another point
Gender roles are by nature a construct of societal norms and opinions. These roles have change throughout history based on new beliefs, the needs of a community, empowerment and equality, or the absence of understanding or adherence to those roles.
Recently I came across an article on Mental Floss called “Amelia Bedelia Isms” by Stacy Conradt about the quirky children’s book series, Amelia Bedelia. I remember reading them as a kid and laughing along with her slightly misguided adventures, but
Hello and welcome back! Some of you may have noticed some technical difficulties with accessing the blog the last month or so, but thank you for hanging with me! I think I have figured out all the technical
A fellow Autism blogger, Emily, posted a blog recently about aggressiveness in people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She brought up concern that until 5 year years ago there hadn’t been studies done to identify why there was increased aggression
One of my absolute favorite things to do at the end of a difficult day is lay down in bed, pop in my ear phones, and listen to Maria from GentleWhispering on Youtube softly whisper about haircuts or towel folding.
Have you ever found yourself on a journey you didn’t plan to take? Maybe you saw something you had to get a closer look at. Maybe the overwhelming urge to run your fingers through the cold, clear water of a
The month of April is Autism Awareness month, and April 2nd is the big day to “light it up blue.” A year ago when I was first learning about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome I was eager to participate and proudly