What to you think of when hearing the word autism? How about truthful, knowledgeable, intelligent, just and skilled? not words you would normally link to a disorder. Click above to read more.
I just had a realisation: the reason why so many people just cannot wrap their head around the fact that I am autistic, is that my traits only very rarely give others trouble - the one who suffers the most... Continue Reading →
https://mamapineappleblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/give-in-to-the-stim/ This blog post by LadyAnanas is a beautiful testimony to the joy and comforts of stimming, and also highlights the fact that stimming is ubiquitous - it is just that autistic (neurodiverse even) stimming can sometimes look strange to... Continue Reading →
Read this great post from Lady Ananas about how the autie must bend and contort to fit the mold of "normal" every day. Reading it certainly clarified this daily struggle for me. https://mamapineappleblog.wordpress.com/2017/11/20/are-we-really-that-inflexible/ NOVEMBER 20, 2017 ~ LADYANANAS Less than a fortnight... Continue Reading →
I seem to forget every time it is over - what was the problem? It really confuses me. Why did I just have a meltdown? Why did I have to sit rocking on the floor crying, not really knowing why?... Continue Reading →
This is an excellent post which discusses first some outward symptoms of autism, and then goes on to explaining the inner experience behind them. It also takes into view how some behaviors may not be ‘manifestations of autism’ as such, but perhaps mainly influenced by earlier life experiences.
A while back, I wrote a rather lengthy post about social interaction, empathy, and so on, and how (in my opinion), every little bit of behaviour we see in front of us comes down to how someone processes information. I’m still banging on about this, because I still get repeatedly fed up with people – although mainly I’m talking about neurotypical ‘experts’ and the mainstream media, here – conflating autistic people’s observable behaviour with the ‘symptoms’ of their condition. Actually, no, it’s worse than that – conflating autistic people with the observable behaviour that is the outward manifestation of ‘symptoms’ of their condition.
Last week, reports were published about a study into how “super parenting” can help autistic children. I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of the study itself here; nor am I going to have too much of the moan about…
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