Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain

Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain

I have definitely had my fair share of stomach problems, heartburn, nausea, and all the other digestive system discomforts that seem to plague people on the Autism Spectrum. I didn’t realize being overly sensitive with my five senses also made

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

I found a fellow blogger’s post today (Autism does not reside in a medical report— by Sonia Boue) which confirmed my suspicions that self-diagnosis is still as controversial as I had been assuming. Sonia writes that it is “genuinely upsetting

Social Anxiety or Autism?

Social Anxiety or Autism?

Someone asked me recently how I knew I was autistic and not just suffering from Social Anxiety. In retrospect, the question coming from someone with a degree in the mental health field seemed a bit like the interrogative form of

Autism-Friendly Holidays

Autism-Friendly Holidays

I know this has been posted before by writers at Autism Speaks, but it is such a helpful topic that it begs repeating. Holidays are joyous exciting times when families big and small gather to celebrate together with a variety

Stimming– the Good, the Bad, and Why.

Stimming– the Good, the Bad, and Why.

Just recently I came across an article (The Dark Side of the Stim- Self-injury and Destructive Habits by a fellow WordPress author Kirstenlindsmith) which opened my eyes to some of the destructive actions I was prone to as a kid and

ASDay– Autistics Speaking Day

ASDay– Autistics Speaking Day

A Simple Desire    Breaking point, hold me tightly as I fall into too much noise, light, people touching me, stimulation, TOO MUCH EVERYTHING.   Flailing for help, I try to tell you but nothing comes out, tears, more flapping,

Normal is a Video Game Setting– Not an Expectation.

Normal is a Video Game Setting– Not an Expectation.

This is a hard lesson to learn, but it is definitely one of the most important. I have learned a mountain of information in the time I have been researching Autism, but there is one thing you can’t find readily

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome!

Have you ever gotten a call from a telemarketing company trying to offer you that last-minute deal on insurance or a new security system? You probably have. In the last few years the humans who used to attempt to reason