COVID Qualms Quelled!

I’m feeling much more hopeful as of late, ever since I got fully vaccinated! But I think back to when this whole COVID challenge started, and the biggest thing that sticks out to me is the fear of potentially regressing
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Moving Out…But Not About

These times are far from a typical situation for anybody, but as a young adult on the autism spectrum, I’ve found that moving out during an international pandemic provided me the time to do some major reflection (since there’s not READ MORE

Employment and Autism

I was impressed and gratified by a recent CBS 60 Minutes segment on “companies seeking out potential employees with autism.”* It is such an important topic to explore and consider, and the feature echoed many concepts we wrote about in READ MORE

Why the Backwards “E”?

Expect a Miracle: Understanding and Living with Autism has been launched! The cover of this second edition book is particularly symbolic for us, and the eye is immediately drawn to that backwards “E” in the title. Was it a mistake? READ MORE

Accommodations for My Sensations!

As a spin-off from our last blog, I’d like to address some of my sensory differences and how I respond and/or cope with them.

Currently, the one thing I do constantly is move my legs when I am sitting, even … READ MORE

Stimming in Autism

The term “stimming” is a shortened reference to self-stimulatory behaviors. Examples of these in autism include rocking, spinning, hand-flapping, tapping, vocal sounds, repeating words or phrases, and others. People without autism stim too! Are you a hair twirler, … READ MORE

The Challenge of Change

As a person with autism, I thrive in structure. I need an organized schedule in which a routine is established. Change is difficult for me to handle. As an example, going back a few months, I really struggled with trying … READ MORE

Glass Half Full

Yes, our lives have been up-ended and challenged by COVID-19. Fear, upset, and anxiety are to be expected, as well as disappointment and mourning for cancelled events and occasions. But through all this, I can’t help but try to find … READ MORE