Autism Book Shelf: Autism in Heels, and Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

I've been building my spectrummy book collection, looking for some in-depth self-portraits from actually autistic people. The first two are both by autistic moms who were diagnosed as adults. I was worried about overlap at first, but as I devoured both of these books within a week, their experiences and styles support the adage: If … Continue reading Autism Book Shelf: Autism in Heels, and Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

Re-examining My Suicide Through an Autism Lens

Oh, where to begin with the content/trigger warnings? Seriously, just an open, graphic recounting and examination of some pretty rough stuff ahead. The title should imply it all: talk of suicide, psychological issues, hospitalization... You can't read this sort of thing without having some feelings about it, so feel free to walk away now. Still … Continue reading Re-examining My Suicide Through an Autism Lens

The Writing Was on the Wall; We Just Couldn’t Read It

My mom sent me some images, pages out of my baby book. I don't know if they still do baby books or if it's ever been a universal thing, but it's a book full of prompts for parents to record their child's development. For example, there's a grid for first through fourth years, likes and … Continue reading The Writing Was on the Wall; We Just Couldn’t Read It