Me too.

Hi!  You are right where I was a year and about 8 months ago.  I found out that I’m autistic/an Aspie when I was 38.5.  I felt much like you do ❤️   You are not alone 💞💞

A Different Neurotribe

I learned last week that I too have autism spectrum disorder.  I say me too as two of my children have a diagnosis.

I feel blown away, I can see the massive wind cloud in my head blowing me over literally!

How can a woman get to their mid thirties before anyone noticed?

I am still the same person who went into that appointment, nothing has changed, I am still me.

Why does it feel so heavy then?

Now I see a massive anvil above a tiny me waiting to crush me.

Does everyone see pictures in their head like I do?

I don’t know how I feel, angry? Maybe a little, maybe a lot, all thoes times I screwed up, I have some major colossal screw ups in my past, or put myself in danger, I took foolish risks, huge risks, I didn’t see the dangers, perhaps the hardest…

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I Fear for My Fellow Autistic People: On Media Misrepresentation

This is just an all-around great post.  Every point is so spot-on.  I believe that all children, including those on the spectrum, have the right to an open future (for example, a future free of being searchable on the internet), the right to an anonymous childhood, with all of the privacy rights and dignity of anyone else.  You’re absolutely right, there are *real* consequences for failing to do this.  All humans are entitled to certain basic civil and human rights. 🙂  Superb post ❤

Paginated Thoughts

Recently, a piece appeared ina major news outlet. The main premise of the article described a mother’s fear that her autistic teenage son will kill her, her other son’s wish that his brother would die, and the lack of respite services where she lives. It was a very personal piece. This article more than irks me; it plays into very dangerous stereotypes. It plays into the idea that autistic people are inherently dangerous, that we are burdens. And dangerousstereotypes in the media, whether in fiction or opinion pieces or livetweeting an autistic person’s meltdowns have real life consequences.  

First, let’s talk about autism and violence.

Autistic people have many dangerous stereotypes about violence, particularly mass shootings (the idea that we are likely to be perpetrators) surrounding us; the mass shooting one is false. However, when individually aggressive, we usually have an outside stressor. When I was…

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Autism is Me

This 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼.  This whole post rocks!   I can absolutely relate 😁👍🏼💚💙💜

Stim the Line

“Can you tell me something about yourself?” If you got scared that this was a job interview, don’t worry. I just wanted to get you thinking about the things that make you, you. Go ahead, take your time. While you’re busy, I’ll tell you some things about me. I like to knit. My favorite animals are llamas. I hate bananas. I love playground swings. I’m very sarcastic. Ok, I’m done. Do you have a list sort of like mine? Now I want you to think of your list…and throw half of it away. That’s it. Half of who you are, all gone. How are you feeling? Hold that feeling in your heart while I tell you that that’s how I feel every time someone suggests that it would be better if I cured my Autism.

There are certain groups of people who are very vocal about how autism is some…

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Thank you autism

Yes, this! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💖

Dream Walden

Before I knew I was autistic, I thought we were the same and our experiences are shared. I assume you share my thoughts and feel my pain yet I was confused and frustrated because I felt so different but no one could tell me why. How could you not think like I do? How could you not know this will hurt? How could you not hate noise like I do? How could you not enjoy the things I like to do? Why am I different?

But now I know we are meant to be different. Because of autism, I learn that we are not the same and why should it be? Instead of asking why am I different, why should we be similar? Some of us are meant to be assholes. Some of us are meant to be rude and inconsiderate. Period. I stop taking things for granted because we…

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