(Old post) Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism

A fantastic posts fresh off the new blog of one of my favorite bloggers! I admire the humility, detail, personal growth, and down-to-earth mindset of this lovely author and friend, and this post says it all. A must-read! 😁👍🏼❤️

Discovering My Authentic Self

This is an older post, from my other blog (Rude Girl ~ Living In An Aspie World) I edited the first paragraph as originally it sounded like I was kinda boasting about having Aspergers tbh like I am blessed and others on the spectrum weren’t so much. Shame on me. *hides* The more I learn about ‘Aspie Supremacy’ the more I see I have even been guilty of it in my past wordings and blog posts. Well not anymore. More reason why I started this new journey. 😃 I am not editing the rest because I did really like how the original came about, my computer is currently lagging which is causing me to be more irritated as if my perfectionism isn’t enough. Seriously I am about to throw my laptop out the window. :/ Anyways…I more just wanted to share this post as I thought it would be great…

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A Long Love of Reading

I can relate! Reading is a perfect solitary activity 😁 Stephen King was one of my faves (in adolescence and early adulthood), too! 👏🏼❤️

Neurodivergent Rebel

IMG_5037I started reading and speaking at about the same time. Letters and words read to me by adults became a magical fixation. Entranced by their power, at the age of one and a half, I was determined to harness the pictures for the words that adults used.

The books had pictures and were made of cardboard. The best audio books came with cassette tapes and had a voice or beep that told you when to turn the page, allowing me to more easily follow along. Goodnight Moon was one of my favorites. I’d listen to the words, following along in my book.

Listen to a book, follow along, rewind, repeat. Over and over, memorizing the words. Each word a little picture. I was reading but not phonetically. Deciphering the code, little by little. I started with easy words like dog, cat, and god (sometimes mixing up dog & god).

To entertain myself…

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Breaking The Stereotype Challenge

So much, this! 👏🏼👏🏼. So many stereotypes persist in the world, regarding so many different conditions and variations. Although my own energy is lacking right now, I thought I would at least share this with my lovely peeps! As I get my energy back, I’ll write one up, too 😁❤️

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Thebeatwithkey Presents – Breaking The Stereotype Challenge

The Amazing THEBEATWITHKEY has created a new challenge for the blogging community. I am honored to take a part in this. The goal of this challenge is to change the world by breaking all stereotypes. Just one person alone cannot do this because unfortunately, there are a countless amount. There are racial stereotypes, beauty stereotypes, body stereotypes, mental health stereotypes and many more. Since it would be really hard for one blogger to tackle all of them by their self, lets decide to make it a challenge. Team up with other bloggers to break these stereotypes. Link to the site that challenges you and challenge five new bloggers to join in. When responding to this challenge the rules are simple. Non- WordPress bloggers can also get in on this. The rules will be at the bottom.

Rule # 1-

Follow my blog

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Autism and Human Evolution

Yes! I love posts like this that explain fascinating information. Awesome piece! 👏🏼👏🏼🤗💖

An Intense World

Although some traits of autism can be observed almost at birth (since we now know what we’re looking for), it is notable that it becomes most obvious around the age of two. This is, perhaps not coincidentally, when the first round of synaptic pruning and massive cell death occurs. This massive change in the developing toddler’s brain is why two-year-olds go through the “terrible twos.”

It is also notable that autistic brains show a lack of synaptic trimming. This results in an over-connected brain. Temple Grandin in Thinking in Pictures notes that autopsies of autistic individuals shows brains that look immature, particularly in the cerebellum and the limbic system, and that EEG scans show brain waves more typical of a 2-year-old’s (50), causing her to suggest that “autism is caused by immature brain development” (54).

If you think about it, if we were to understand the autistic brain as…

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When I am Non-Verbal

I can very much relate to this! Well said, my friend 👏🏼👏🏼😊❤️

Aspergers From The Inside

I have learned so much about myself and my own condition by meeting other people on the Autism Spectrum. Last year I went to APAC, the Asia Pacific Autism Conference. There I met a young man and as we were chatting I noticed some non-verbal cards on his lanyard. They said things like

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