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Tag: autism spectrum

Let’s Talk about Self-Regulation

For a time, I was keeping up with my Friday updates, but it’s finals week, which means I’m grading stacks of essays, as well as submitting projects for my two online information technology courses, so my attempt to regulate was thrown off-track. I missed a week. Fortunately, missing a week inspired me to research self-regulation.…

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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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“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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“Women aren’t autistic.”

For November 2018, I’m writing daily posts where I explore different things people have said to me, then the internal thoughts those remarks stirred. I couldn’t disagree with you more. I daresay autism is equally common in males and females; the gender divide is the result of male-focused medical research, nothing more. But haven’t you…

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