“Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

The original start of the title was Master Mind Fu** . . . Which still works. I abide by the philosophy of take what you need and leave the rest behind. I was taught manners and live by the golden rule of treat others how you wish to be treated. I take pride in my… Continue reading “Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

The Real Voice of Autism

A speech by an autistic What is autism? Once I say I am “autistic,” I understand I will never be perceived the same again. And that is both my sword to bear and light to share. There is no way to fully understand autism, unless you are autistic. But there are numerous ways to raise… Continue reading The Real Voice of Autism

30 Motivational Quotes for the Compassionate Misfit to Live By

30 Motivational Quotes for the Compassionate Misfit to Live By 30  “When you see a good person, think of becoming like him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.” Confucius 29  “We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay… Continue reading 30 Motivational Quotes for the Compassionate Misfit to Live By

Resolution

During this time of New Year’s Resolutions, I am reminded that life is not about me, but about us.   I recognize. I recognize myself in you. I respect. I respect my right to set goals, have plans, and set out for success. I respect my ability to discern and base actions on history. I… Continue reading Resolution

Thanks, But No Thanks

    Thanks, But No Thanks I am offended I am offended I don’t agree You shouldn’t have said that You shouldn’t have shared that You should say it this way That’s the wrong word We don’t say it that way Say it this way Why did you do that? I trusted you This isn’t… Continue reading Thanks, But No Thanks

Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture

Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture Empowerment comes with responsibility. Now, more than ever, as autistics become empowered, and meet together in thousands of circles on social media, in coffee shops, at festivals and conferences, we must acknowledge that our voices will affect generations of autistics to come. As autistics,… Continue reading Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture

What If the Tables were Turned

What if The Tables were Turned . . . What would it be like if autistics were the founders, owners, leaders, managers, and supervisors in most businesses in the world? And we told the non-autistics that we would train them for bottom-level entry jobs but they could work their way up, maybe. And we told the… Continue reading What If the Tables were Turned

Meet Rudy Simone

Meet Rudy Simone: Autistic Bestselling Author, Advocate & President and Founder of the International Aspergirl® Society Sam: Thank you for being here, Rudy. It is a pleasure to have this opportunity to get to know you and to learn more about your recent works and projects. Your well-received Aspergirls was one of the first books I picked up, years… Continue reading Meet Rudy Simone

What This Autistic Teacher Wants Professionals to Know

What This Autistic Teacher would like Professionals to Know . . . ONE: Many of us on the autism spectrum embrace the word “autistic” and prefer the use of autistic over phrases such as “with autism” or “with Aspergers.” Autistic isn’t a bad word. How one refers to oneself is a personal preference. TWO: Autism… Continue reading What This Autistic Teacher Wants Professionals to Know

Mama Bear

I recently found my “mama bear!” She’s been hiding somewhere. Out in the way-back country of my psyche, I suppose. She’s awake, and I am not so sure what to do with her. However, I notice these seismic emotional waves generated by an impulse of some sort or another. To be frank, the thought of convictions… Continue reading Mama Bear