Autism Awareness month has gone through a few makeovers along the years. We autistics quickly tired of the word awareness. I think most people are aware that we exist nowadays. It also makes it feel more like a rare disease than a neurological disorder. Most people, this year, have gone with the term Autism Acceptance,… Continue reading Autism Pride Month
Nature is something I have always connected heavily with. I, honestly, hate humans as a species. They are far too loud and inconsiderate. But, plants, man? Those things lift my spirit up. The feel of the grass on my bare feet and the smell of freshly picked herbs are some of the best sensory experiences… Continue reading Walking Children In Nature
Autistic meltdowns are one of the most difficult parts of autism for me. My meltdowns were not dealt with well in my childhood. My parents thought I was just throwing tantrums. They thought I could control what was happening, which was not the case at all. I was usually locked in my room during these… Continue reading Ready, Set, Meltdown!
Being disappointed as an autistic is much more difficult than people might think. I, personally, get very excited and build things up in my head, whether it be a social outing or a material item. If I get disappointed, say the social outing was cancelled or I didn't win the yarn I wanted in a… Continue reading Fuck, I Wanted To Win That Yarn
I moved about 3 weeks ago and I have never felt better. For all of my life, I lived in abusive situations, first from my parents and then from my ex spouse. Every day was a balancing act of trying not to upset or anger anyone simply with my existence. When I was little and… Continue reading Home At Last
Fine motor skills have never been my friends. I spent many years in occupational therapy trying to learn things like how to tie my shoes or how to hold a fork. But my hands still just won't cooperate, which can be incredibly frustrating. I still can't figure out the shoe tying thing. I can do… Continue reading Fuck You, Fine Motor Skills
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the spoon theory. Basically, everyone has a certain amount of spoons or usable hours. Some people are able to achieve a lot because they have the energy necessary for the task. Then, there are autistic people like me, or those with chronic illness or other disabilities that… Continue reading Spoons To Spare