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Accomodating Aspergers Autism Meltdowns Parenting

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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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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Accomodating Autism Autobiography Communication 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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Accomodating Autism Autobiography

Selective Mutism: I Have No Mouth. But I Must SCREAM…

“Are you okay? Are you okay? ARE YOU OKAY?”

Like they’re talking to a Japanese tourist, and if they just shout loud enough… he’ll understand English…