"When I was young I heard/read the repeated message that it's what's on the inside that counts, beauty is only skin deep, vanity is a sin, and base your self worth on your character, not what other people think about you. Okay," I thought, "that makes sense." And I did it.
I watched it and what was made very clear to me is that Sheldon is indeed not autistic; he's gifted. The public just doesn't understand enough about either to distinguish between the two.
Two questions I see often in facebook groups: "Should I tell my child they're autistic?" and "How do I tell my child they're autistic?"
Early Bird was newly potty trained when this first happened to him. The startle, the noise, everything aligned to create an instant fear of any and all public toilets.
On my main library wall (I'm a book dragon: I horde books) there is a shelf perfectly situated to hold my "to read" books alongside the Library Books Cube. This is where all of my books about autism and sensory processing disorder go. When Lady Bug was first identified/diagnosed as autistic, several friends gave me... Continue Reading →
If you want to try to get Kiehl's (company that partnered with Matthew McConaughey to fundraise for Autism Speaks) attention, BadassActivist wrote a great letter to the company and started a Change.org petition. I learned yesterday though that the general manager of Kiehl's is on the board of Autism Speaks, so I don't see any... Continue Reading →
So, you think you might be autistic; cool! For some people that can explain a missing piece of their life that they've never been able to fully explain. For others it can be terrifying.
My son thought he didn't belong in the Harry Potter fandom, because he thought people like him did not exist in that world.