AAM – Day 6 (Supports and Appreciation)

Being an autistic adult, it’s hard to find supports. My therapist talked to me about getting involved in local groups. I told her that it might be good for the purposes of my kid, but it’s not good for me. Support should be peers going through the same thing. In my town, according to the … Read moreAAM – Day 6 (Supports and Appreciation)

AAM – Day 5 (Special Interests)

So, my special interests… I have always enjoyed what I sometimes refer to as “forgotten modern history”. It seems like everywhere I go in the United States, it is rare to find someone that knows much about what happened between the Civil War and now. For instance (and this is before the Civil War), how … Read moreAAM – Day 5 (Special Interests)

AAM – Day 4 (Reactions To “Coming Out”)

Reactions can be hilarious, serious, or dead-pan… At first, my wife thought I had caused bias by poisoning the therapist’s pool of symptoms. But she didn’t want to say that to me, so she said that to my mother, who then said it to me. As well, my wife has tried to free my reality … Read moreAAM – Day 4 (Reactions To “Coming Out”)

AAM – Day 3 (My Discovery Story)

I lived in the middle of nowhere. Literally, it was 3.5 hours to the edge of a metropolitan city. I felt like I had a breakdown at work, after which I was mumbling to myself and shaking just a little while out at the grocery store. I could just see how avoidable I looked to … Read moreAAM – Day 3 (My Discovery Story)

AAM – Day 2 (What I love about being autistic is…)

So I stumbled across this blog challenge a few days late. Yes, I am playing catch-up… What I love about being autistic is I now have an explanation for my uniqueness and quirkiness. I have always been the weird person in the room. I’ve been tolerated. No longer am I just being tolerated. I’m being … Read moreAAM – Day 2 (What I love about being autistic is…)

AAM – Day 1 (Intro)

Hi. I’m known around these haunts as The Thinker. I go by the name Michael Mordrid. It doesn’t mean that’s really my name. What it does mean is that my real life world doesn’t understand my thought process well enough to accept me unfiltered. So I crawl around the Internet in my true form. My … Read moreAAM – Day 1 (Intro)

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?

I only ask for one thing…

Following up “Managing Manic“… I’m thankful for digital health records these days. When I got my chart for my last visit to the doctor, I was obviously pissed. The visit before, I had told him I was autistic. He guffawed slightly and said at most he thought I had ADHD. So then after daring to … Read moreI only ask for one thing…

Managing Manic

A follow-up post to “In Which Robin Williams Is My Spirit Animal“… Missed a dose last night. Out of curiosity, skipped a dose this morning. I was originally bothered by my manic episode. Now I want to know more. How is it that people can be manic for days on end and not only endure, … Read moreManaging Manic

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…