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Accomodating Autism Autism & The Police Opinion Safety Surviving

Opinion: Autists Need Safety from Cops… Not ID Papers


We autists aren’t the problem.

Killer cops are.

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Accomodating Autism Autism & The Police Meltdowns Opinion Safety

Groton City Council Takes Autistic Safety Seriously… But… Won’t Be Enough.


No human services should be delivered by someone packing a gun…

There’s no excuse for deadly mistakes… delivering human services.

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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 Top Articles ⭐

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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Art Autism Meltdowns Poetry Shutdowns Top Articles ⭐

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 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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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.