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Art Autism Poetry

Autism in Poetry: Got A Hate On

My autistic heart cannot seperate my life from our world’s fate…

And the rising tides of hate.

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Condiments Cooking

Cooking while Autistic: Bandito Candy Profane

Hot, sweet, sour, salty…

and LOADED with probiotics…

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Art Autism Music Poetry Sensory Processing Symptoms Top Articles ⭐

Autism in Poetry: Sensory Overload, NOISE…

No apology. No justification. No lecture. No discussion. No education. No enlightenment…

Here’s the experience  of autistic sensory overload.

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Accomodating Anxiety Autism Meltdowns Shutdowns Symptoms

Managing My Autism… A Personal Panic List

When the fog of meltdown comes on, I can’t think of what to do in that moment… to just deal….

So I made a little list…

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Accomodating Autism Communication Special Interests Symptoms Theory of Mind

On Autism, Personality & Being in the Flow…

Autistic joy is hard to explain to another person. Pretty much ANY non-autistic person.

And trying to… drags me into Deep Philosophical Waters…

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Art Autism Meltdowns Poetry Shutdowns

Autism In Poetry, Shutdowns: Believe I’ll Ch-Ch-Change My Shirt

“Well, we all have meltdowns, don’t we sweetie…?”

Ummmmm… Actually…?

No.

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Autism Special Interests Special Interests (SpIns) Symptoms

Special Interests? Autistic Passion Ain’t Cute & Cuddly

The issue isn’t age, education, or IQ… Autistics vary just like neurotypical humans…

But intensity…? We got that covered like stink on shiznit.

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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…?