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👉 ABOUT THIS BLOG… 👈

If you are new to this blog… I strongly recommend you start here…

#ActuallyAutistic…
And a pretend rock star.
These are my stories.
A life lived forward but…
understood backwards.
I speak my truths with no apology. They may shock, amuse, even confuse…
Why not kick back… & peruse?

Something brought you here...
To Navigate, Menu at top right: About, Top Articles ⭐, Symptoms & Diagnosis, Poetry, Illustrations, Cooking, Blog Feed.

I’d like to tell you about AutisticAF.me…

A new, different kind of #Autism blog…

About…

Living Autistic… Out Loud.

Symtptoms, Diagnosis, etc. Of course. But also…

Thoughts. Memories. Challenges. Survival Strategies. Successes. Defeats. Special Interests… Music. Poetry. Cooking. Gardening. Politics. Agnosticism. Spirituality…

A real 3D life.

No Filters. No Apologies. No Credentials.

Tbh, AutisticAF may not be to everybody’s taste.

I can be blunt. I can drop the occasional F-bomb & talk about forbidden topics….

And I am no member of any group or movement…

So being a total outsider… with no in-group allegiances… by purpose… I am guaranteed to offend you from time to time… if you are a member.

Usually not by purpose. But by sheer ignorance… and social awkwardness.

See I’m out to reveal… and frankly learn from you.

So I’m taking chances… not pulling punches…

Cuz I’m not worried about donors, boards, the approval or acceptance of neurotypical folks — or even family.

AutisticAF is not about cures, controversial therapies, philosophies, speculations, nonprofit charity…

It IS about one autist’s life-long struggle from dysfunction to #AutisticJoy.

From which you may learn… most of all…

Those of my my mistakes that you wisely wish to avoid doing…

I’m Johnny Profane. 67. Pretend Rock Star…

Cuz it’s ALL Cosplay.

I was born before autism was invented… More or less.

1953…

Long before autism or Asperger’s were widely discussed in medicine or pop culture. That didn’t happen til the 70s.

I’ve been here for the WHOLE movie.

First, I played That Know-It-All Kid. Then I was a Genius. Til I was a Fairy, Nerd, Spaz, Homo, Geek, Weird, Loner, Schizo, Maniac, Black Sheep, Loser, Ex, Ex, Ex, finally Autist…

Been a meditation teacher, cult member, typesetter, editor, magazine publisher, ad agency owner, marketing veep, non-profit activist, 3-time grad student, 3-time husband, homeless, mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor, cult counselor, homeless, singer/songwriter, homeless, fast-food clerk, Pretend Rock Star…

I’ve chatted with Bill Gates. Argued with Bill Joy. Touched the Maharishi. Discovered anonymous geniuses in university cubicles, office bull pens, trailer parks, homeless on the street…

So…

I have no credentials to offer. At least none that matter to me…. Anymore.

So I offer my life in this blog.

It’s all I have left to give.

If you know, love, or are… an #ActuallyAutistic, #ND, #Neurodivergent, #Neurolurker…

Or are just wondering…

I predict you will recognize a lot of what you read here.

Live. Laff. Love. Rebel…

– Johnny Profane (John M. Knapp) – Social Anarchist…

#Autism #AutismAcceptance #AutisticAF #ActuallyAutistic #AllAutistics #AutisticElder #AutisticSurvivor #AutisticJoy #Neurodiverse #ND #Neurodivergent #Neurolurker


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By johnnyprofane1

Live. Laff. Love. Rebel...

Pretend Rock Star... Cuz it's ALL cosplay.

I have no credentials to offer. At least none that matter anymore to me.

So I offer my life.

It's all I have to give.

Blog
https://AutisticAF.me

Music
https://open.spotify.com/artist/20QxTBY9Yk0d7BYCt3aVeS

#ActuallyAutistic #AllAutistics #AutisticElder #AutisticSurvivor #AutisticJoy #Neurodiverse #Neurodivergent

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