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Takeoff

April 11, 2017 admin 0

Yesterday my mom visited with my nephew who is just two weeks shy of his first birthday. My mom forms one of the three vertices […]

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The Slow Leak

April 5, 2017 admin 0

Navigating through a “normal” day is completely exhausting, and often a losing battle, for those of us on the spectrum. The sensory bombardment of commonplace […]

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Mirror

April 3, 2017 admin 1

Here’s a secret I haven’t told anyone: After I got attacked, I refused to look in a mirror—clothed or naked—for about two years. I’m finally […]

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Autism Awareness Day

April 1, 2017 admin 0

It’s Autism Awareness Day. April is Autism Awareness month, but today is designated even more singly the “day.” I don’t know where I land on […]

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Face-Planting

March 31, 2017 admin 0

I face-planted today. I was at physical therapy trying to walk with an iWalk, and I literally toppled prone onto the floor like a stiff […]

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Am I in a Wax Museum?

March 30, 2017 admin 0

The emergence of my nonverbal behavior always frightens me. When my ability to verbally communicate is swallowed, I feel powerless. Our world is not set […]

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The Weight of Waiting

March 28, 2017 admin 0

I hate waiting. I especially hate waiting for doctors because I’m usually nervous for the appointment for one reason or another, yet I imagine I […]

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“YOUR Autistic”*

March 26, 2017 admin 0

* Before I begin, I just want to note that I’m using some direct quotes from another person in this post that I disagree with […]