I recently watched a video on trauma. The speaker mentioned that children are generally very loving and affectionate, but that children typically do not have trouble hugging people unless there is a history of trauma or they’re on the spectrum.… Read more “Food For Thought: Why do people have to divulge personal information to avoid hugs?”
This series is focused on the many opponents of Asperger’s: the word, the diagnosis, and the people who have it.
This article focuses on Asperger’s and employers. Other articles in this series: Asperger’s and the APA Asperger’s and Employers, a … Read more “What’s in a Word: Asperger’s and Employers”
The media paints a picture of Aspies that is incorrect. We are thought to be disruptive, burdensome, and downright dangerous. That’s what outsiders want you to believe. If you would allow me the time, I would like to show you … Read more “Emotional Overload and Aspie Understanding”
The wires in my brain seem to be configured by some elaborate practical joke. There are either way too many or too few connecting this input to the corresponding cortex, or they are just connected to the wrong places. It’s … Read more “A Funhouse of Horrors: 8 Ways Asperger’s, OCD, Dyslexia, Sensory Processing Disorder, & Synesthesia Intersect”
My communication skills have always been the star pupil of my skills. On paper, that is. On paper, I’m capable of writing intelligent comments, posts, and retorts that even surprise and impress me when I go back and read them … Read more “Verbal and Written Communication: The Disconnect”
I look back at all of this as a twisted blessing. Each incident added another brick to my wall. I … Read more “A Creative Take on Sensory Processing: Conclusion”
Looking back, my extreme self-absorption shielded me from a world of pain. I’m selfish. Because I struggle to connect with the outside world, my … Read more “A Creative Take on Sensory Processing: Part Three”
This is part 2 of a 4-part series. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to read part 1.
Family also leaves an imprint that is difficult to erase. My mom is the second youngest of nine–seven siblings … Read more “A Creative Take on Sensory Processing: Part Two”
My family has a thing for knives. It all started when my Aunt chased her sister down the street with a butcher’s knife, a natural reaction to newspaper theft. Her third grade teacher sent her home with a newspaper with … Read more “A Creative Take on Sensory Processing: Part One”
It’s not that bad; you’re overreacting. Stop being so dramatic.
How do you never get tired of that?
Can we just have quiet- doesn’t your throat hurt?
Quit doing that- people are starting to stare!… Read more “This Little Mask-Erade Is Over”