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

Small Talk is a Big Problem

Small Talk is a Big Problem

Imagine trying to hold a conversation in the middle of a concert. The fans are screaming, the music is blaring, and you are pouring every last bit of effort into trying to make sense of the jumbled mess of words

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

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