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Anxiety Autism Symptoms

What My Autism Looks Like… Right NOW.

Can’t wrap my head around it. Not this moment in history… Not this moment in my life…

Not this  m o m e n t

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Art Autism Music Poetry Sensory Processing Symptoms

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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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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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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Accomodating Aspergers Autism Meltdowns Parenting Symptoms

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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Autism Communication Symptoms Verbal

Autistic Selective Mutism: 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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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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Accomodating Autism Autobiography Symptoms

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…