You Can’t Be Autistic Because. . . You Have Empathy

You Can’t Be Autistic Because. . . You Have Empathy – This is one of the autism myths bugs me the most. Have you heard this one? #AskingAutistics     #ActuallyAutistic #YouCantBeAutisticBecause #Neurodiversity #Empathy Continue reading You Can’t Be Autistic Because. . . You Have Empathy

An Autistic Perspective – Communication Styles

A few thoughts on communications styles. Do you find yourself needing to adapt your own communication in order to accommodate other people’s communication styles?   Continue reading An Autistic Perspective – Communication Styles

An Autistic Perspective – What is Autistic Masking? #TakeTheMaskOff

I was honored to be invited into the #TakeTheMaskOff conversation on Facebook earlier this week. Our one hour long live video inspired the video below. This week I talk about my personal experience with autistic masking – sometimes referred to … Continue reading An Autistic Perspective – What is Autistic Masking? #TakeTheMaskOff

Autistic Sexuality – My Personal Experience

‘I can’t believe I’m doing this. . . In Honor of Pride – I’m talking about my sexuality. No turning back now – This week’s video I talk about my personal experience with sexuality.   If you enjoyed this video … Continue reading Autistic Sexuality – My Personal Experience

Bullying in the #ActuallyAutistic Community

It is really disheartening. The amount of bullying…and…lashing out… and nastiness…that I am seeing and that I have seen the last few weeks and months within the online autism community. It really makes me sad that people are putting so much time and energy and effort into tearing each other down instead of lifting each other up. Continue reading Bullying in the #ActuallyAutistic Community

A Quick Note About “Autism Martyr Parents”

You can find them in “Autism Mommy Facebook Groups”, blog pages, and even writing books about how their “lives are heavily burdened by their autistic children”. You may have encountered them and not even know it. What is an autism martyr parent?
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