Wonder Woman Could Have Been an Aspie

Wonder Woman Could Have Been an Aspie

An insatiable appetite for justice, superhuman senses, a lasso of truth, and a strong sense of honesty and compassion not to mention exceptional beauty– these are all traits commonly associated with the Princess of Themyscira and are coincidentally like those

Shopping with an Aspie

Shopping with an Aspie

Girls love shopping. It is an almost undeniable association. It is stereotyped in movies, on television, and often in everyday life. I think one of the first indications I had that I wasn’t like the other girls in my middle

Disorder or Disability?

Disorder or Disability?

According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Aspies (those with Asperger’s Syndrome) are now huddled together under the umbrella term “Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Labels come and go as researchers, parents, psychologists, and psychiatrists alike all

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