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
Inspired by #ActuallyAutistic Twitter conversations. Things I wish I’d known when I was first diagnosed autistic. Continue reading Autism and Late Diagnosis – I Wish I’d Known – the Importance of Movement and Stimming
My diagnosis was like a light, illuminating parts of me that I’d hidden in the darkness. #TakeTheMaskOff Continue reading #TakeTheMaskOff Diagnosis/Self awareness – How does it impact masking?
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
A short video talking about how YOU can help / be an ally to the #actuallyautistic community this April. Continue reading How YOU Can Support the Actually Autistic Community During Autism Acceptance Month
Why Autistic People Generally Dislike Autism Speaks – A few thoughts and a little history on Autism Speaks. #actuallyautistic #neurodiversity Continue reading Why Autistic People Generally Dislike Autism Speaks
Employers claim they want to be more inclusive but often fall short when policies and company culture are set up in a way that is can be off-putting for neurodivergent employees.
Are your company policies unintentionally discriminating against autistic and neurodivergent employees? Continue reading Company Policies That Keep Neurodivergent Employees Out of the Workplace
Flashback Friday – just for fun. I was a well documented child. I may be showing my age here. Here is some very old footage. Continue reading Flashback Friday – My Baby Videos
Autistic Outrage – Why is the Autistic Community so upset?
This is a question I get fairly often in relation to all the various autism related tags on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. – “Why is the autistic community so upset?”
Because almost all of the media representation of autism comes from people who aren’t even autistic. Autistics ARE speaking. Are YOU listening? Continue reading Autistic Outrage – Why is the Autistic Community so upset?
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, this week’s video talks about giving thanks and gratitude. Continue reading Let’s Talk – Gratitude