The Silence Is Deafening

For a human being, the sound of silence is golden. It is a peaceful retreat that one does not get to experience often. Silence is a life goal. For me, silence is a harsh prison sentence. The sound of silence is deafening to me. We’re not just talking about aural silence. We’re talking visual, tactile, … Read moreThe Silence Is Deafening

How’s that again?

There has been a glut of people in the autistic community talking online lately about people that say “you don’t look autistic”. I’m here to say that I agree people are wrong in saying this. I’m also here to say that it is our job as autistic people to then educate them. We’ve all heard … Read moreHow’s that again?

In Which Robin Williams Is My Spirit Animal…

So the other day when I was chest deep in a manic episode I had never experienced before, I had been watching “Good Morning Vietnam.” I was never really allowed to see the movie as a kid. Now I understand why my parents chose to keep me from it. My wife had asked me to … Read moreIn Which Robin Williams Is My Spirit Animal…

I think about starting over…

I think about starting over… So, I have been writing out in the open. I feel like I need to be open with what I have to say, because it is important for others to learn and understand what goes on in the mind of an autistic individual. But this is something I’d rather keep … Read moreI think about starting over…

Unfinished Writings…Will This Be Any Different?

The Boss says I never stick with anything. It happens at times, but it’s never because I’m flaky. It could be because I’m flighty. It could be because I’m discouraged. I could be depressed, overloaded, or even melting down. Currently I have three blog posts started and saved as drafts. But I keep coming back … Read moreUnfinished Writings…Will This Be Any Different?

Patience

I was raised in a religious family. So, often, the situations God places us in for our own good, the good of others, or to teach us something was (and is) a subject brought up in conversation. I had my mother bring this up to me the other day in a conversation I was having … Read morePatience

Confusing Communications

Life as a neuro-divergent individual is interesting, yet sometimes mind-numbing. Rarely do you communicate with someone on the same level as yourself unless it is with another neuro-diverse individual somewhere in your neighborhood of the spectrum. You know that kid in math class who would get headaches from trying to understand “x=2y”? I get headaches … Read moreConfusing Communications

Scorpion

This was a touching moment at the end of this week’s Scorpion that included a boy with non-verbal autism.   Scorpion – Non-Verbal Autism from Michael Mordrid on Vimeo.

What’s It Like To Be An Aspie?

I found this online the other day, and I just keep returning to it. I can’t tell who created it, just that it was done in 2012. But this feels like every day. I hide it so well most times, but that doesn’t always work. Here’s the text from this drawing: I’m¬†analytical (I’m analyzing right … Read moreWhat’s It Like To Be An Aspie?

Prolific (Non-)Writer

I have the ability in me to be a prolific writer. I can write about so many things until I am blue in the face. In fact, I’ve already written five articles in the last two days while taking care of a three year old and trying to manage a job search. Not bad. I … Read moreProlific (Non-)Writer