Part of my autistic experience is being addicted to knowledge. If I’m interested in something, it is all I think about. My brain is sometimes impossible to turn off. When harnessed correctly, this attribute is what managers often like most about me. When I was a young adult, managing fast food was what I wanted to do more than anything else. I was hungry for all the training I could get. Continue reading An Autistic Entering the Workforce (Book Preview)
People sometimes use TRAUMA as an excuse hurt other people. Just because you went through some shit, that doesn’t give you a free pass to LASH out at others. Continue reading An Autistic Guide to Unmasking Abusive & Manipulative People
The ugly duckling grew up believing – falsely – that he was an ugly or defective duck. Eventually the “duckling” learned he wasn’t a duck at all. In the end, the duckling was a perfectly “normal” “average” swan and this knowledge set him free. Continue reading Autism Tales & Stories – The Ugly Duckling
Autistic Pride isn’t just about celebrating who we are. It’s also about coming together, remembering those we’ve lost, and working together towards a brighter future for future generations of autistic and other neurodivergent people. Continue reading 10 Reasons We Need Autistic Pride
The Autistic Sensory Spectrum – Live at Honestly Autism Day 2019 – talking about Stimmig, Sensory Processing, Regulation, and Harmful Stims Transcription Christa Holmans: Um, so, I’m, thank you so much for being here today. Uh, my name is Christa Holmans, … Continue reading The Autistic Sensory Spectrum – Featuring Stimming: The great, the good, and the ugly
People ask about the hard parts.
Is autism a disability? It can be.
Is it all sunshine and rainbows? No. Continue reading Autistic Enigma – My Weaknesses, A Peek Behind the Curtain
When I go deliver a presentation, what people don’t realize is there are hours and hours of work that go into that presentation. Continue reading BTS – Content Creation & Public Speaking
In early February the stores begin to fill with pink, red, and white hearts. Memories of elementary school come flooding in. Suddenly I’m sitting in a small-town classroom, peering down into an empty Valentine box. Continue reading #AskingAutistics: What are the Challenges of Being Romantically Involved? on GeekClubBooks.com
Autism is defined by social communication differences and a tendency towards, what is often referred to my medical professionals as, “restricted, repetitive behaviors” or as I prefer to say “a strong desire for order and routine in a chaotic world”. I organize myself same daily schedule, same meal menus, same routes to work or anyplace I need to go. Continue reading What is Autism? from an Autistic Adult
I found out that I was autistic at the age of twenty-nine. The Psychologist who diagnosed me recommended I read the works of autistic authors and seek out other autistic adults in order to help me to better understand autism and how it related to myself. Continue reading #AskingAutistics: What’s One Thing You Wish You Would have known? on GeekClubBooks.com