My Life is a Hollywood Movie…Sorta

My Life is a Hollywood Movie…Sorta

Have you ever watched a movie that used special effects to make the scenes believable and more fantastical? They often will include bloopers or behind the scenes footage of the film making process. The final product captures a world of

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