Autism and Self Diagnosis

A number of my autistic friends have given me the feedback that they believe I am autistic too. It has been something that has been on my mind for a while and would explain a lot of childhood things for me. Admittedly I felt like the autistic community, along with people in general (NTs… how [...]

Welp.

Found out this week I won’t be teaching a class I spent hours preparing for due to enrollment issues. I know this isn’t an anomaly or personal but … it just touches on everything I’ve been working on lately and it doesn’t feel good. I hate feeling like I’ve wasted time that I could have [...]

All The Weight of Our Dreams

This book... is ... amazing. Everyone needs to read it, but especially helping professionals. It’s a powerful illumination of intersectional experiences that help to expand/challenge the prevailing white cis male autism narrative. It reinforces how you cannot tease apart being a woman, black, autistic, x y z other identity markers. They don't exist in a [...]

Quarantine Day 19

Sun permeates trees, inviting Spring awakens dormant rootsLet it fill your lungs and spiritWith hope Lazy day today, though I did go on a walk and did a minimal amount of work. Fighting against cabin fever is so much easier when you can go outside and actually feel the sun warming your skin. I was fortunate [...]

Autism in Adults

A lot of the information about autism out there focuses on kids... which makes sense, because autism is typically diagnosed at an early point in a child's development, but what happens when it's not? What happens when someone is on the cusp of a diagnosis or just flies under the radar? Maybe they are misdiagnosed? [...]