Sensory Triggers 101

Sensory Triggers 101

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

I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Up

I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Up

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 Need Not Apply

Gender Roles Need Not Apply

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.

Not Literally, Amelia Bedelia!

Not Literally, Amelia Bedelia!

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

ASD and Aggression

ASD and Aggression

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

Brain Tingles! Autism and ASMR!

Brain Tingles! Autism and ASMR!

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.

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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

Understanding Autism Awareness Month

Understanding Autism Awareness Month

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

Autism Rocks!

Autism Rocks!

“My special interest is rocks.” That phrase to the untrained ear is simple. “Oh, that’s nice,” someone might say. However, this phrase is anything but simple. It is a key which unlocks a door to infinite untapped potential in the

Looking but Not Looking

Looking but Not Looking

Chances are if you have heard anything about Autism, you have heard something to do with the lack of eye contact. It is fairly common for those of us on the spectrum to have difficulty with making or keeping eye