Four moms, all with austism diagnoses and all who have children on the spectrum, offer insights into what it’s like to be an austic parent.
AmericanBadassActivists.org will be on honeymoon soon. I’m marrying the love of my life, Bill Reiland, next week.
My son is going to Facebook live the event, about Noonish on October 14. For sure beach photos will pop up on my Instagram.
While we’re celebrating, please enjoy the adventure with us.
During the wedding and honeymoon afterwards, the site will be on standby. Thanks for your patience during this next few weeks. ❤
I may have a social disability. I may say or do things that seem strange to you or put you off or leave you wondering.
This could–and sometimes does–lead to misunderstandings and unnecessary hurt feelings, on either side–or both sides.
I want to be your friend. It’s just that aspects of life that the general population may take for granted as natural and intuitive are, for me, anything but. Aspects like communication (whether verbal or by way of facial expressions and/or body language), socialization, etiquette, and so on and on and on.
It’s not you; it’s me. Well, actually, it’s our intersection. It’s not a character flaw, just a neurodevelopmental variant. It happens, and it’s OK.
I’ll explain. In fact, I’ll provide you with a mini-handbook, a roadmap to the inside of the social areas of my brain.
I’m just not into gossip. I’m not into hearing about people I…
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People often tell me that I should write career advice for people with Asperger Syndrome. This is because I am surrounded by people who have Asperger’s, and I have it myself. Please, do not tell me I don’t have it. First of all, it looks very different in men and women, and most of you have experience with men. Second, I’m way more weird in person than I am on the blog. And surely you thought it was the other way around.
You think it would be really fun to have sex with me. Because, I think you can tell from my posts, I’ll do anything. But maybe you can also tell from my posts that it’s a little bit weird. Because you know that I’ll say anything, too, but sometimes, I make you cringe.
I think I’m that way in bed, too.
This post is about work. And sex, which are two of the essential areas of life one needs to be able to function in before you can feel like a normal adult. And both sex and work are governed by a set of rules that many people are able to learn just by being in the world.
Asperger Syndrome is a form of autism where the person has a high IQ but deficient social skills, among other things. That is actually a terrible summary of Asperger’s, but here’s a summary from Wikipedia. I have it, my son has it. My dad has it and my ex-husband has it. Many other people in my family have it as well — people with Asperger’s like being around other people with Asperger’s. Anyway, here’s my writing about Asperger Syndrome.
Dec. 2009 Why I need a sick day to register my car
Nov. 2009 Five ways to be less annoying
Oct. 2009 Why I’m difficult at meetings
Sept. 2009 How to deal with Asperger Syndrome at work
So often in my life I have felt like I’m failing when I’ve actually been taking a break. After college I had various odd jobs and every night I read books. I read a book a night for a while.…
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