The “Shutdown”

One of the most difficult things for McKenna and I to deal with regarding my Asperger’s is the act of “shutting down”. All people have some kind of coping mechanism for stress, whether it’s turning to a material distraction, engaging in some sort of risky behavior, or seeking isolation. Most coping mechanisms aren’t necessarily negativeContinue reading “The “Shutdown””

Dispelling Autism Myths: Just Try Different Food – Food Aversion

Cole’s video about the myth surrounding food aversion. “Why don’t you just try it?” “Didn’t your parents make you eat different foods?” “If your parents made you eat different foods you wouldn’t be so picky!”….NOT TRUE…check out the video to see why.

“I won’t just outgrow this!”

Something that seems to be an unfortunately-common expression towards an Aspie or anyone else on the Spectrum regarding their traits or quirks is, “You’ll/he’ll/she’ll outgrow this”, “Why are you so weird? Normal people don’t do that”, etc. It is a shame that most people assume that someone on the Spectrum like me will eventually stopContinue reading ““I won’t just outgrow this!””

Autism Myth’s Dispelled: Aspies aren’t Affectionate

In honor of yesterday being World Autism Awareness Day, it has been suggested to me that I take some time and dispel some common myths surrounding people with Asperger’s or some other variation of the Autism Spectrum. For one, a very common and unfortunate misconception about people on the Spectrum that is that they don’tContinue reading “Autism Myth’s Dispelled: Aspies aren’t Affectionate”

My Husband has Autism and That’s O.K.

If you mention Autism I think almost everyone can think of someone they know on the Spectrum. Right off the bat, anyone can think of some negative stigmas, stereotypes or aspects of being Autistic, but today I am going to talk about how all of that is absolutely okay and maybe even positive in someContinue reading “My Husband has Autism and That’s O.K.”

A Letter to my Younger Self with ASD

Everyone has things that they wish they had done differently, or could go back and change it if it were possible. What would you tell your younger self? What is there that no one told you about adulthood that you wish you knew? There is plenty about adulthood that I wish I knew more about.Continue reading “A Letter to my Younger Self with ASD”

I’m NOT Just a Picky Eater

Society is open to those who have issues with clothes, why is this not the case for those who have issues with foods?? It’s so much more socially acceptable to have preferences in terms of what clothing we like, because there are more reasons for that. I mean, there is different brands, fabrics, styles andContinue reading “I’m NOT Just a Picky Eater”