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Blog:Life Asper Margo- My One And Only

Anyone who knows me well knows that banal things make me laugh the most. Someone being silly can have me laughing nonstop making others wonder how something so ridiculous can be so entertaining. What excites most people bores me: sports, clubs/bars, beaches, the high life, and car toys. I need something deeper in my life: meaning. Everyone needs meaning but not everyone actively pursues it. I’ve been feeling very unfulfilled and unaccomplished for the longest

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Blog:Life Asper Margo- All Bite, No Bark

Some sensory seeking autistic children like to chew non-edible items. The extent to which biting occurs differs in each person. Some parents have to cover the legs of their wooden furniture to keep their children safe. As for myself, my habits were a lot more subtle. I was like a gerbil; I chewed entire pencils, water bottle caps, and plastic cutlery.

Friend: Were you at Carlingwood Mall today?Me: Yeah, how did you know?Friend: I found one

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Blog:Life Asper Margo- The F Word

Vulgarity is an abuse of language that serves multiple purposes: to emphasize meaning, attempt to impress (or oppress), and offend. People have often been shocked when they’ve witnessed me using colourful language; they don’t expect it from me. I was surprised myself when I found that many autistic advocates swear in their blogs (verbal and nonverbal alike). Maybe a part of it is because I internalized the infantilization of autistic people. Being gullible,

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Blog:Life Asper Margo- Margo’s Hierarchy Of Needs

Human behaviour doesn’t fit in a textbook: it’s irrational and unpredictable. Socializing is a difficult skill to learn because the second you learn the rules, they change. For autistics, recognizing unidentified social hierarchies can be like trying to decipher hieroglyphs. This can be a good or bad thing. Not seeing

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Blog:Life Asper Margo- I Think, Therefore We Are

The term Autism derives from the Greek word ‘autos’ meaning ‘self’. I don’t think that’s an accurate description for the condition. We’re not selfish, self-absorbed, or self-serving. We’re disconnected. Imagine being able to talk but not connect or not being able to talk or connect. My mind is like a

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