Tagged: Autism

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PTSD and Triggers

Can we talk about PTSD and triggers for a second? Not specific but big view. In the past couple of weeks, I had two triggers send me into flashbacks.. They were of different events and...

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Misconceptions People Get

So I did the wrong thing after reading an article I liked… I read the comments. How many times do I tell myself “Don’t read the comments!”? How many times do I tell others “Don’t...

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Autism Rates (Revisited)

(Originally posted as a Facebook post; reposting here nearly a month after the fact so that the information is easily linkable) I want to direct everyone’s attention to 3 studies that were done with regards...

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Did you know….

Did you know… ….tomorrow starts Autism “Awareness” month? ….Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day? ….that the messages that came out of last week’s prevalence rates are damaging to Autistic people? ….that the messages that will...

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An Open Letter to Educators

Educators, I know for the most part, most of you went into this profession to educate the next generation of students. You wanted to help them succeed and lead future generations. You work for less...

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ASAN and AASPIRE Gateway Project

We are writing to you on behalf of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network. ASAN has partnered with researchers at multiple universities to create the AASPIRE Gateway Project (www.aaspire.org/gateway). The AASPIRE Gateway Project serves as a gateway...

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Separate rooms – Separate space

Before we moved back to Texas, we lived in a 5 room apartment, 2 bedrooms, two open layout rooms that were supposed to be a living room and a dining room and a eat-in kitchen....

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The Aspie/Autie Family

Are Aspie/Autie families on the rise? It’s a current fascination of mine. Obviously, to me, having made this site, I do believe there are enough of us out there. Even the other day, two Aspie’s...