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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- Hey I checked out In Sickness and in Health and turns out they have a tumblr @insicknesspod

I’m Amythest and this is where I blog about Autism, neurodiversity, and disability.

I am a Métis, Autistic, and multiply disabled writer, public speaker, artist, advocate, and activist.

You can find my Ask an Autistic series on my Youtube channel, and my t-shirt designs at my Redbubble portfolio.

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Blog:Aspie Rude Girl- My weekend attempts at being a social butterfly…

My weekend was filled with social ups and downs, but none the less it was great to meet new friends and new relatives.

Saturday started like every other one pretty much, slept in got up and did my normal routine with the hubby. I took most of the day to relax and try to gear up for a big family dinner. We went over to my husband’s uncle’s sister’s place (His uncle is married into

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Blog:The Silent Wave- Asperger's / autism, alexithymia, and apathy

Today is a good day to connect dots.  Dot-connecting brings calm and contentment, weaving together various loose ends that might otherwise hang out helplessly, waving in the air.

Historically, I have often struggled with where to start.  And here lies another liberation brought to me by my autism spectrum discovery: when in doubt, start there, with the autism.

OK, so I’ll start there, mapping it in the center of virtual paper and drawing lines between

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- This woman hates me so much I'm starting to like her.

I just realized I haven’t watched anything but Stevie Nicks documentaries and live concerts on DVD in a while.  Typically, I only allow myself to listen to music when I’m exercising because it’s the only way to get me to do it.  Lately, it’s all I do in my free time, but it hasn’t been long enough to mess up my exercise bribery scheme.  Whew.  (I don’t have a Plan B.)  I guess tomorrow will

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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- *headbutts?*

I’m Amythest and this is where I blog about Autism, neurodiversity, and disability.

I am a Métis, Autistic, and multiply disabled writer, public speaker, artist, advocate, and activist.

You can find my Ask an Autistic series on my Youtube channel, and my t-shirt designs at my Redbubble portfolio.

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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- I'm a psych major (im not nt for what it's worth) and you're 100% correct. 1.) the ableism is baked into the material, from beginning to end. I have to actively try to not get angry in class because it's Bad(tm). 2.) in one of my classes we had to answer a question “why you want to be a psychology major?” and almost everybody said “to find out how the human mind works” and only me and two other ppl said “to help people”. be very wary of those people. Very. Wary. Indeed.

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Anonymous asked: I’m a psych major (im not nt for what it’s worth) and you’re 100% correct. 1.) the ableism is baked into the material, from beginning to end. I have to actively try to not get angry in class because it’s Bad(tm). 2.) in one of my classes we had to answer a question “why you want to

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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- [Image: Two gifs. Both show a light skinned Metis person with…

[Image: Two gifs. Both show a light skinned Metis person with short hair and green eyes from the chest up.

In the first gif I am looking off camera with an unimpressed expression, make brief eye contact with the camera, and then press my lips together and look down and away as if speechless. In the second gif I am shaking my head and rolling my eyes exaggeratedly.]

I made some reaction gifs!! I call

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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- Hi Amythest, I don't know if you're much of a podcast person but I've been listening to In Sickness + In Health lately, and it's really interesting. It's all about living with chronic illness and disability, and people's experiences with different conditions, doctors, healthcare etc. It's a really good listen, and I thought some of your followers might be interested

creature-of-the-deep asked: Hi Amythest, I don’t know if you’re much of a podcast person but I’ve been listening to In Sickness + In Health lately, and it’s really interesting. It’s all about living with chronic illness and disability, and people’s experiences with different conditions, doctors, healthcare etc. It’s a really good listen, and I thought some of your followers might be interested

Ah, thank you! I’m not very good at processing auditory information, so I

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Blog:The Silent Wave- Standing at the intersection of Asperger's / autism and depression (?) [Mental Health Monday]

And I’m not sure which light is which.  I can’t tell what’s green, what’s yellow, and what’s red.  I can’t tell which way I should go, which street I should cross, which path I should take.

All I know is that there is walking to do and designated crosswalks to guide me, but I don’t feel like walking just now.  And I’m not sure when I will again.

I’m not sure of anything.  I’m not

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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- How to walk away calmly when an allistic psych major dismisses one of Amythest Schaber's neurowonderful videos, saying “she's not probably autistic and she doesn't know what she's talking about, like, sensory issues have nothing to do with autism.”

Anonymous asked: How to walk away calmly when an allistic psych major dismisses one of Amythest Schaber’s neurowonderful videos, saying “she’s not probably autistic and she doesn’t know what she’s talking about, like, sensory issues have nothing to do with autism.”

candidlyautistic:

jgamer-aspie:

@neurowonderful this almost physically hurts to read

Holy crap that’s gross.

If you’re Amythest, you might call them an ignorant doorknob and give ‘em a little whack on the shin with your cane.

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Blog:The Silent Wave- Sharing: How to Live Better With Executive Dysfunction [Mental Health Monday]

This is such a fantastic post that I found extremely helpful!  There are real, realistic, and doable suggestions in this lovely, comprehensive post, and the info is spot-on!   This post is a follow-up to the Executive Function post I reblogged a few weeks ago, and this post is every bit as awesome!  I figured it would be perfect for another Mental Health Monday post.  Enjoy!  🙂  ❤

So Much Stranger, So Much Darker,

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Blog:The Silent Wave- How Asperger's / autism helps to shape my worldview

As someone on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, I look at life, the universe, and everything from multiple angles.  My Asperger’s/autistic operating system plays no small part in that.

Autism is not my cage.  It is not my limitation.  In reality, it is my infinity.  It may appear to erect certain barriers, such as the dreaded social situations and navigating tumultuous waters of unwritten social rules.

But it also removes other barriers.  Barriers like demographics and the

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- In #Autism We Trust

Trust underpins most relationships, but it’s fraught with anxiety. It’s certainly something I’ve struggled with. It’s not that I don’t trust people. Quite the opposite: I can be very trusting. And I’ve been hurt, I’ve been taken advantage of as a result.

My mum recognised this about me. She always said I wasn’t streetwise. I didn’t really understand what she meant at the time; I thought, “I’m intelligent. I know things. How can I not be

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Blog:The Silent Wave- FAQ, FMC (frequently made comments) and FTR (for the record)

It’s Sunday, which means that I’m doing a little cleaning, organizing, and clarifying, and today, that includes this blog (!).  I’ve been considering an FAQ of some kind, and perhaps I’ll write one, but this will probably suffice for now.  Baby steps and all that. 😉

Over the past few months of this blog’s growth, I’ve gotten a lot of neat questions and comments along certain themes, and I figure that for now, I’ll answer

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Blog:Planet Autism- Worrying Perils for ASD-PDA Parents: the “Perfect Storm” for misunderstanding

This is a very hard post to write, for various reasons.  There are some in the autism community who feel very strongly about autism parents accepting all autistic behaviours and that parents should not speak negatively about them.  Being autistic myself, I see both sides and I don’t like seeing autism ‘martyrs’ who humiliate their children online with real names, videos and photographs of their child’s difficult moments and speak constantly of the negatives

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Blog:My Anxious Suppositions- Sleep… Why do you hide?

Oh my gosh… I probably had the most productive day in a while. I went to town this morning then went on a 5 hour ride with my dad on his Harlley. When we got back, we went to dinner with some family friends until 8 pm. I thought I’d be exhausted, but I can’t SLEEP!

The reason I probably can’t sleep is because I have been sleeping for five days straight. My mom thinks

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- I was in the pool!

I accomplished my goal yesterday.  It wasn’t too bad.  I had to renew my driver’s license before mid-July, or I’d have to take the written test again.  The last time I had to renew, I didn’t notice it expired until a bank teller told me.  I was in the drive-thru, and I had a meltdown.  Even now, I’m struggling to put the words together, (like I blocked it out.)  I was literally driving with an

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