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AAM – Day 23 (Can’t live without…)

I can’t live without my smart phone. I don’t classify it the same as smart phone addiction. Instead, it is my focus device. I watch how my autistic kid bounces from one thing to another, and I relive the same things from my childhood. Technology … Continue readingAAM – Day 23 (Can’t live without…)

AAM – Day 22 (Dispel a myth)

Empathy. AUTISTIC PEOPLE HAVE EMPATHY! We have emotions. We can empathize with others’ emotions. The lack of “emotional quotient” (EQ) from autistic people is just another myth propelled by an inventory designed for non-autistic people. Is it such a stretch to think that people process … Continue readingAAM – Day 22 (Dispel a myth)

AAM – Day 21 (One thing other people don’t understand)

I am not attacking anyone. You’ll know it when I attack you. I make my intentions clear. It is you who muddle the meaning. Do you think I really have the spoons to pick a fight? I avoid the fight. I don’t like the chaos. … Continue readingAAM – Day 21 (One thing other people don’t understand)

AAM – Day 20 (Communication)

Communication is the most slippery of topics in the autistic space. That is because we clearly would communicate differently if we could. So instead of our own communication, we end up needing to emulate the vagueness of a neuro-typical communication. Where introverts may be disgusted … Continue readingAAM – Day 20 (Communication)

AAM – Day 19 (I hate it when…)

I hate it when people “listen” to me but don’t actually listen to me. While growing up, it would be a common occurrence in my house to be in a “discussion” of sorts with my parents because we didn’t see eye-to-eye on something I did … Continue readingAAM – Day 19 (I hate it when…)

AAM – Day 18 (Someday…)

It’s easy to say someday… Someday, I will be rich. Someday, I will have my debts paid off. Someday, I will have the job I always wanted. Someday, I will have that amazing car. Someday… Someday needs to be today for all of your personal … Continue readingAAM – Day 18 (Someday…)

AAM – Day 17 (Accommodations)

No one wants to accommodate you. They want you to accommodate to them. The ones that will actually accommodate you are the unicorns that think like forward thinking leaders such as Sir Richard Branson. Treat them well. Then they will treat you well. It would … Continue readingAAM – Day 17 (Accommodations)

AAM – Day 16 (Work/School)

Last time I went through being in school, the entire graduate program was 70% working in a group that you stayed with the entire program. That helped so much. They are the reason I finished, not to mention with a solid grade. Work is another … Continue readingAAM – Day 16 (Work/School)

AAM – Day 15 (Everyone should know…)

The Queen of Soul got this one right. What should everyone know? R-E-S-P-E-C-T! As an autistic person, I just want to have the same respect shown as anyone else. I just want to be included in what everyone else is. I want to know you’re … Continue readingAAM – Day 15 (Everyone should know…)

AAM – Day 14 (Routine)

What a post to be catching up on from the weekend… ROUTINE! Everyone has routines. Everyone’s routines get disturbed. To an autistic person, there is more stress in the unknown than for others, so a routine is comforting. Every autistic person’s routine is unique and … Continue readingAAM – Day 14 (Routine)