Autism: Advocacy

I had nightmares last night. If I dream often it is a nightmare. I used to have amazing powerful dreams. I always fly in them. I build machines to fly and have abilities. But these dreams have stopped lately. I'm also often saving people from wrecks. Or guiding people through the apocalypse. Some say this... Continue Reading →

Autism: Vaccines Causing Autism

I do not think vaccines caused my Autism. I am not willing to change my mind about this. This does not mean I do not care deeply for all those affected very severely by Autism. This does not mean I don't understand how difficult it is to help raise a child with Autism, especially as... Continue Reading →

Autism Notes: Autism in Girls 

"A 2012 study by cognitive neuroscientist Francesca Happ of King's College London and her colleagues compared the occurrence of autism traits and formal diagnoses in a sample of more than 15,000 twins. They found that if boys and girls had a similar level of such traits, the girls needed to have either more behavioral problems... Continue Reading →

Thoughts: Communicating Shame 

Twice today I have overheard people shaming the struggles of another. Both were in family units. Both were people shaming the other for speaking their pain. One was even the mother of a son. (Not anyone I know personally.) Please try and hold space for each other. We cannot always understand the struggles another experiences... Continue Reading →

c/PTSD: Recovering From Abuse

I can say from my own experience, that with time and a nurturing system of safe and supportive people I jump a lot less. I panic maybe once a year. I get triggers but they don't cripple me like they used to.   Boundaries are essential while we recover from abuse of any kind. Once... Continue Reading →

Autism Notes: Disclosure

If anyone tells you they are Autistic please do not presume to know their experience and respond by saying, "you don't look autistic," or "but you can make eye contact," or "well clearly your high on the spectrum," or "everyone is on the spectrum," or the dreaded, "you're not Autistic." These are all incredibly presumptuous,... Continue Reading →

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