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Tag: actually autistic

For the Love of Lists

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my interest in autistic writers—and that isn’t the first time I’ve tooted the “I’m a writer” horn, either—yet I haven’t shared my writing process on this blog. So this week, I thought it might be fun to write about how I write. Then you can see if this…

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I Flow Charted My Autism

I like to draw flow charts and make lists to understand where I’m at. I especially like to do this for my writing, teaching, and learning goals. Today, I made a flow chart with bullet points for where I’m at with my autism, including the research I need to do on brain regions, as well…

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“She does this for attention.”

“She calls it a meltdown, but it’s just a temper tantrum because she didn’t get her way.” “You have control over your behavior. Stop making excuses and calm down.” “So much drama.” “I don’t love you when you act like this.” For November 2018, I’m exploring different things people have said to me, then the…

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“Can I give you a hug?”

For November 2018, I’m exploring different things people have said to me, then the internal thoughts those remarks stirred. I appreciate you asking. I appreciate that you’re here. I hope you aren’t sad when I’m done with us hugging. I seem to be done with the hug before you. It’s a lot of sensory information,…

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“You need to calm down.”

For November 2018, I’m exploring different things people have said to me, then the internal thoughts those remarks stirred. Today I had surgery. Today I might write a wee loud. I told every medical professional I met, from doctor to blood draw, that I’m on the autism spectrum, and I’m also sensory sensitive; so let’s…

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