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Art Autism Poetry

Autism in Poetry: Letting Go…

For some, living autistic is about the exhausting  quest for…

Perfection.

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Autism Late Diagnosis Meltdowns

Meltdowns & Shutdowns: BBC’s 1800 Seconds on Autism

What an honor! I’m interviewed on BBC’s 1800 Seconds on Autism: Meltdowns & Shutdowns

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Art Autism Poetry

Autism in Poetry: Shameless… Living Out Loud.

#AutismAcceptance…?

Look out. That first step’s a doozy…

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Autism Burnout Meltdowns

Autistic Burnout: What Works for You…?

A sincere question for the #ActuallyAutistic community… A lot of us could use the help…

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Cooking Dessert Special Interests

Cooking while Autistic: Cinnamon Shortbread Profane

It may sound involved. But it’s freaking easy. With a half hour notice, I can have them coming out of the oven when grandkids arrive…

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Art Autism Poetry

Autistic Poetry: Ballad of a Black Sheep

For some families, autistics aren’t the children parents ordered…

Works for me.

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Autism Cooking Special Interests (SpIns) Top Articles ⭐

Cooking while Autistic: Johnnycakes Profane with Sweet Chili Syrup Recipe

Yeah. I’m #ActuallyAutistic. Yeah. I got food sensitivities… And, hell yeah, I’m poor. We’re talking good, cheap, FUN food.

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About Autism

Living Autistic… Out Loud.

Living Autistic… Out Loud.

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

A real 3D life.

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Autism Symptoms

Inside Autism & Eye Contact: How It Feels

If you knew if you pushed a button, you gave a child electroshocks… Would you? Could you…? How eye contact feels to this autistic…

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Autism Communication Social

Movies Taught Me about Life: How Hollywood Failed My Autism

Actors are PAID to get across what they’re feeling. While real-life humans seem to work desperately to keep it hidden… From me.

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Accomodating Aspergers Autism Meltdowns Parenting Symptoms Top Articles ⭐

Inside an Autistic Meltdown… I  D i s a p  p  e   a   r    . . .

When I experience a meltdown, whether it manifests as panic attack, “autistic rage,” or shutting down…

For a while, the “me” I’m accustomed to being… disappears.

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Accomodating Autism Late Diagnosis

#ActuallyAutistic. But Desperately Trying to Reach You…

My apologies. I write like a 50s movie voiceover stuck in the wrong century.

But I’m desperately trying to tell you something…

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Autism Humor W E I R D . . . .

Betty White: TV’s Patron Saint of Autism….?

Did anyone ever deliver such devastating truth, in so few words, when you least expect it…?
Did anyone ever have less of a clue in social situations…?

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Accomodating Autism Communication Social Written

How to Stop Worrying & Be #ActuallyAutistic on Facebook

I have difficulty communicating… back & forth in a written conversation. Just as much, maybe worse, as I do face to face…

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Autism Meaning Out of the Box W E I R D . . . .

Warning: Dark Autist in a Transcendental Mood…

Sometimes I get my head out of my ass…

Err, the political crisis of the moment, take a step back, catch a breath, and….

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Art Autism Poetry

Neurodivergent Poetry: How Rare It Is

Why would teachers, parents, friends waste time saying one thing to me trying to communicate something entirely different…?

Later, why would bosses, priests, lovers mock, rage, abuse for doing exactly what they say…?

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Autism Communication Symptoms Verbal

Autistic Selective Mutism: Pt. 2, A Few More Unspoken Thoughts

Being on the inside of selective mutism, not being certain I’m explaining it clearly…

Really screws with my head.

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Art Autism Autobiography Poetry

Poetry – Comic Book Hero: How This #AutisticSurvivor Escaped Bullying, Abuse, Molestation

How did autistic & other neurodiverse kids survive the Dark Ages before IEPs, 504 plans, targeted therapy, noise-canceling headphones…?
Here’s some brutal autistic truth-telling for you…

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Accomodating Autism Autobiography Communication Symptoms Theory of Mind

#Neurotypicals? Know What This #ActuallyAutistic REALLY Hates About Em…?

Why, oh WHY, does their Theory of Mind CONVINCE them, despite all my assurances, that my Resting Bitch Face more accurately portrays my inner being than…

My plain, spoken English…?

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Art Aspergers Autobiography Poetry

That Song I’ll Never Sing to My Son

I find it hard to find a home for art that celebrates the life of #neurodiversity…
Hope this isn’t inappropriate here to celebrate the occasional cold, lazy Sunday….