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”

A Movie Review by Cole: Aquaman

A few weeks ago I went and watched “Aquaman” at our local theater, and let me say, I was blown out of the water (pun intended). How so? First of all, it had the tone of a Marvel film, rather than a DC film, which tends to be darker and more gritty. The title character,Continue reading “A Movie Review by Cole: Aquaman”

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”

Finding the Right Job as an Aspie

By: Cole Let me start with this: being an Aspie in the world we live in is hard enough, but being an Aspie and knowing that the way this world works is to have a job to support yourself and/or a family, that makes it incredibly more difficult. There were challenges to accomplishing this rightContinue reading “Finding the Right Job as an Aspie”