10 Things Not to Say to an Autistic Person Video BBC III

I love this video for multiple reasons. It’s presented in manageable, easy-to-digest bites, it’s relevant, the participants are true autistics, and they share common challenges of those of us on the spectrum. Mostly, I appreciate how they are sharing that we are all unique. It’s nice to see fellow autistics; seeing them reinforces I’m not… Continue reading 10 Things Not to Say to an Autistic Person Video BBC III

Autism: Lesser Known “Facts”

1. A significant number of autistics don’t identify with a gender or are transgender or bi-gender. A significant number of male autistics relate to the autistic experience that the majority of female Aspergerians express, particularly, intense and confusing emotions, deep empathy, sense of isolation and awkwardness, not being believed when authentic, and difficulty with conforming to… Continue reading Autism: Lesser Known “Facts”

Adults share how recognizing autism changed their lives

Yesterday, I asked community members at @Everyday Aspergers, “How has finding out you are or might be on the autism spectrum changed your life in a beneficial way?” And these were the responses. Having ASD has enriched my life in many ways. ~ Kasey I am an adult autistic diagnosis. The joy and excitement to discover… Continue reading Adults share how recognizing autism changed their lives

Why Boundaries are Difficult (Autism)

  BOUNDARIES There is no doubt I long to protect my integrity, to take care of myself, to limit my exposure to harms way. Problem is, that much like the hidden, unspoken rules of social interaction, boundary setting remains an elusive abstraction, somewhat of an invisible tooth extracted and implanted in my mouth—with no concreteness,… Continue reading Why Boundaries are Difficult (Autism)

Seams I Am, by Autistic Poet Samantha Craft

I am going through my poetry and editing over one hundred pages I scribed during the years I was blogging on Everyday Aspergers, (from 2012 to 2015). This one, Seams I Am, has struck me deeply, this morning. To me it captures much of my journey. Seams I am  Who am I, this mystery before… Continue reading Seams I Am, by Autistic Poet Samantha Craft

Spectacular: A Poem

Justification As self-protection Conforming and modifying As appeasement Avoiding conflict and isolation Caution breeds buffers From defensive And accusatory ridicule ~ Specifications provide ample detail To take in what is spoken Bubble-wrapped in hopes of swerving Out of the realm Of potential harm ~ Yet, another layer Of self approaches Crutches To ensure feasible guise… Continue reading Spectacular: A Poem

Through the Window

  We’ve reached a point in society where to detect foulness out of the most mediocre suggestion or statement has become common place. Jokes aren’t safe anymore. Nor is a stance or opinion. The lot of civilization is so busy claiming their stake in the ground that they don’t even notice what (or who) their… Continue reading Through the Window