Old Lady with Autism

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    Who am I ???

    Finding your authentic self after diagnosisThere has been much discussion lately, in the online forums I attend , about masking…

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    What happened to all the autistic children?

    They grew up to be adults!Awareness is rising about autism and most people have heard of autism. Autism is primarily…

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    Autism executive function

    Getting things doneDisorganized, lazy, procrastinator, negligent, sloppy, messy, always late, late bills, late for appointments, late for work, cluttered, dirty,…

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    Millions of autistic adults

    undiagnosed in the USA today.Per the USA’s Center For Disease Control (CDC) there are 5,437,988 autistic adults as described by…

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    Autism Anger

    Shhhhhhh don’t talk about that!!!!! Autism has a few “sore spots” that seem to be avoided as topics for discussion…

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    What is it like to be Autistic?

    (this is a trick question! ) What was it like to grow up with autism and not know about it?…

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    Autism Self Love

    Autistic negative feedback” baggage” and learning to love ourselves.Self love is a very difficult concept for me. I think it…

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    Adult Autistic reaching out

    Self Advocacy, Ageing on the Spectrum Advocate as noun: Person who publicly supports or recommends, or stands up for (…

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    Autism Emergencies

    The importance of being prepared.I can’t say this is about autism specifically, but being autistic and elderly has made interactions…

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    trauma,anxiety, hyper-vigilance and negativity

    An anecdotal comparison between me and my hamster to make a point about negative attitudes.When I was in middle school…

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    Adult children of Autistic Parents

    Did you know ?When I discovered my own autism, I discovered my mother, too, was autistic. My mother passed away…

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    Shoulds

    ought, supposed to, and other unhelpful or damaging words and phrases This is about undefined expectations and non specific social…

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    Self inventory of skills

    A useful tool I fell on the idea of a skills self inventory when I was in my middle 30’s.…

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    Flat Affect

    I missed this one, I think!I have been trying to learn if there is a link between Parkinsonism’s “mask” and…

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    Autism Awareness April

    April has been designated Autism awareness month once again. The word is getting out. Autism awareness and acceptance news is…

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