Tag: autism

Executive Functioning and Independent Living

This past Saturday, I presented at the 2nd Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium! It was a very fun experience, and I met lots of interesting people. As always, I try to upload the presentation information online. I know it's difficult for some people to attend these events, whether it's due to cost, distance, or other … Continue reading Executive Functioning and Independent Living

No, I’m Not “Overcoming” Autism

The other day, someone said to me "it's so inspiring that you're overcoming your autism!" Not surprisingly, I hear this one a lot. "Overcoming" autism. "Despite" the autism. "Fighting" autism. "Don't forget; you're a person with autism." It's something that always throws me off, really. It's as if autism is supposed to be a roommate - you know, the … Continue reading No, I’m Not “Overcoming” Autism

When You’re Afraid of Autism Awareness Month

Content note: this post may be upsetting for some, especially for my fellow autistics who also are anxious about April. Also a brief mention of mental health issues and depression. And of course, April is 'Autism Awareness Month.' I'm already cringing inside. The urge to burrow underneath my weighted blanket until May is honestly very tempting. … Continue reading When You’re Afraid of Autism Awareness Month

Autism Speaks: We’re not listening to you.

I imagined I'd make an eventual post on my disdain for Autism Speaks eventually. While all the chants of "Light it up blue" and puzzle pieces surround us as April approaches, I'm already covering my ears. Surely by now, people are aware of the horrid things Autism Speaks is responsible for. Right? ...apparently not. If … Continue reading Autism Speaks: We’re not listening to you.