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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- bseles:
If you're interested to take a look, this is my stim-toy…

Blog:Neuro Wonderful- bseles: If you're interested to take a look, this is my stim-toy…

If you’re interested to take a look, this is my stim-toy collection. ^_^

The light orange, ”I love someone who is Autistic (it’s me)” bag that holds most of my stim-toys is from @neurowonderful‘s store (https://www.redbubble.com/people/amythests/portfolio). I purchased it to support Amythest and their informative show (which helped me confirm my self-diagnosis).

Chikorita and Hysterical Smiley (top): these guys have a very soft, plush surface which is comforting to stroke and feel on your skin. Found

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Blog:The Greatest Adventure- I Made A New Blog!

Blog:The Greatest Adventure- I Made A New Blog!

I made a new blog documenting my attempts to get happier. It’s a departure from the style of this blog. Me without the mother side, I suppose you could say.

I’m going to have some fun with it. I hope you like it too.

The Loser’s Guide To Happiness

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- Hey!  I got the body of a taut, pre-teen, Swedish boy.

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- Hey! I got the body of a taut, pre-teen, Swedish boy.

I’m going to redesign my blog soon, so this is fair warning.  There’s a good chance the new design will closely resemble the original.  Visual anchors are important to me, so I don’t stray willy nilly.  I’m aiming for visually appealing without being overwhelming.  When you spend as much time on auto-pilot as I do, things flow more smoothly when there are no sudden changes.  I’m at the point where I can tell the Prozac

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Blog:Mama Pineapple- Director's Commentary

Blog:Mama Pineapple- Director's Commentary

I talk to myself. An awful lot.

When I do this, I’m almost invariably verbalising my thinking about, and processing of, the thing I’m doing at that particular moment.

This isn’t the same as the inner monologue that runs incessantly over everything that I do; the one I hear at every waking moment, but which remains silent, inaudible, to others. This is outwardly-focused. Truly verbal. 

My husband calls it my “director’s commentary”.

Most of the

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Blog:The Greatest Adventure- I Am Not Autistic

Blog:The Greatest Adventure- I Am Not Autistic

I didn’t fulfil my intention to post regularly throughout July. It was one of the busiest and most emotional months I have encountered for quite some time: Son entered the final month of primary school and the month ran away with us: there were day trips and a two-week transition spell in his secondary school, which involved me gathering together hitherto unfamiliar equipment such as a scientific calculator, a protractor, a compass, a set

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Blog:Life with Aspergers- Book Review: Meet ME Where I'm At by Cindy Best and Joyce Shor Johnson

Blog:Life with Aspergers- Book Review: Meet ME Where I'm At by Cindy Best and Joyce Shor Johnson

Meet ME Where I’m At  by Cindy Best and Joyce Shor Johnson Published by Future Horizons

Meet me where I’m at is a very unusual book. It’s half picture book and half workbook and I don’t mean, the first few pages are one and the rest are the other.  This book seamlessly blends both at the same time.

The general idea of this book is to get children with special needs to let others around them

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Blog:The Silent Wave- The silent wave has crashed

Blog:The Silent Wave- The silent wave has crashed

It’s 2.30am in the central United States.  I stand in the entryway of the apartment, shoes on, jacket draped over my forearm.  The only thing left is the set of keys on the ledge by the door. 

 I’m torn, half of me wanting to grab them and run, let him panic and come looking for me, and the other half of me telling myself to knock it off, reminding myself that any “panic” on his

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Blog:Losing It Slowly- On the Road again

Blog:Losing It Slowly- On the Road again

This week is a week of stress. I have two job interviews and I am starting the week driving my grandparents back after a weekend visit.

Last week ended in an emergency hospital visit after 3 hours of sleep to discover my dad has kidney stones. The hospital, a hypochrondriacs nightmare… That started to disrupt my routine. The visit took that to the next level, with two sick relatives for three days.

Then I drove

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- You can't bring Pepsi.

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- You can't bring Pepsi.

I’m so happy to be home.  The cat is ignoring me while keeping me in view.  It’s cracking me up because she acted like a puppy when I first entered.  Then I rolled in my suitcase, and she remembered she’s a cat.  I expect to be forgiven in a few hours, (based on having done this routine before.)  I missed Her Majesty so much, which is why I keep pausing to grin at her between

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Reblog: “Open letter to those who think autistic kids should not be allowed to disturb mainstream education settings” by Michelle Sutton

Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Reblog: “Open letter to those who think autistic kids should not be allowed to disturb mainstream education settings” by Michelle Sutton

Michelle Sutton has written an excellent summary here of the issue of including autistic kids in mainstream education, and why improving the school environment for autistic needs can benefit everyone. Definitely a must-read.

As usual I’m coming into the discussion “late”. The conversation about inclusion of autistic students in our nations classrooms has been at the forefront of all my social media feeds this week, and I’ve been sitting here, swinging between trying to take it

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Blog:Triple AAA- Alcohol and Autism (initial splurge)

Blog:Triple AAA- Alcohol and Autism (initial splurge)

I’ve been mentally writing this one for ages.  But it’s just too big to fit in a post, and when I start methodically breaking it down, the task becomes too large to start.  Now I have asked my GP to refer me for diagnosis, though, it feels important to make a start.  I’ve read a lot recently about women going for diagnosis, but the professional undertaking that diagnosis feeling that their issues are related to

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Blog:Pharaohs World!- Making Autistic sense out of chaos

Blog:Pharaohs World!- Making Autistic sense out of chaos

I live in a chaotic world. 

Having a messy NT partner who spreads her stuff out around the house is not conducive to mental well being. I can’t find stuff, I have to move piles of stuff and when I have successfully done that I find another pile!. 

Anyone visiting us would think they’d entered some sort of craft fair or fabric emporium. There are boxes of fabric on the landing, a hugely impressive sewing/quilting/embroidery

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Blog:Spectrum Women- Tech Reject and Still Autistic. An Opinion Piece by Jen Elcheson SWM Features Writer

Blog:Spectrum Women- Tech Reject and Still Autistic. An Opinion Piece by Jen Elcheson SWM Features Writer

It goes without saying that autistic people should have reasonable access to gainful employment in a supportive and understanding workplace. How ‘inclusive’ is it when people automatically assume the most suitable jobs for autistics are always in the tech industry? What about those of us who are lucky enough to just be able to navigate the basic functions of our computers or electronic devices and are employed or seeking employment in non-tech industries? Are we

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Blog:The Silent Wave- Depathologizing Asperger's / autism ~ The strength vs 'lacking' edition

Blog:The Silent Wave- Depathologizing Asperger's / autism ~ The strength vs 'lacking' edition

In her book “The Autistic Brain”, right there on page 122, Temple Grandin introduces a new term to my world: “local bias” – the ability to zero in on a tiny detail.  Shortly thereafter, she goes on to describe two separate-but-equal methods of thinking: top-down vs bottom-up thinking (page 124).

This revolutionizes my world, for too many of the conventionally-authoritative information sources on Asperger’s/autism appear to take great liberties in pointing out all that is

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Blog:Pharaohs World!- When work simply doesn't work for us..

Blog:Pharaohs World!- When work simply doesn't work for us..

Yesterday my place of work had an “away day”. 

I suppose you could call it that. I’d called it a waste of my time and thankfully, my Autism means that I really don’t play well with others in forced situations like that and, if I do go, I get stressed and start acting up. 

I’ve been to a few in the past. I’ve almost always found them to be staged managed events promoted as giving

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Blog:Neuro Wonderful- what are some good blogs to follow for autism? also i just started an autism blog, any tips?

Blog:Neuro Wonderful- what are some good blogs to follow for autism? also i just started an autism blog, any tips?

thevoicesinyourhead asked: what are some good blogs to follow for autism? also i just started an autism blog, any tips? myautisticjournal answered:

First of all, I am genuinely flattered that you asked me for advice on running an autism blog. 😊

Here are some blog recs. This is just a small list of the blogs that I try to keep up with and find helpful. In no way is this a complete list or even

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Blog:Ryelle Codes- agender & pronouns

Blog:Ryelle Codes- agender & pronouns

I’m agender. It’s not a big deal; to me it’s just like saying “I’m blond”. I don’t identify with either “man” or “woman”, so I like to joke that I just opt-out of gender. I don’t feel like I have a third, different gender either (I’m also not of a culture that has a third gender, so I wouldn’t call myself that regardless). And I don’t feel “in-between”. I just… don’t feel like I have

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