Flawed Research


There are so many things wrong with the systems it just drives me crazy.  I have written before about the DSM and how that is not the way to diagnose Autism.  I just watched Laura’s documentary Vectors of Autism and I loved how she explained autism.  That could be a whole post in itself but […]

Neo letter to “I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers”: #AutismPositivity2012


I understand not feeling like you fit in.  It took me a long time to accept me for who I am.  Growing up I was made fun of A LOT.  I never quite fit in.  I never knew what to do.  In high school I was miserable. All of the other kids always looked better, […]

Take a Left at the Moon and Autism Acceptance Giveaway!

Take a Left at the Moon and Autism Acceptance Giveaway!


So I had been thinking that I have not featured a blog for April.  As many of you have probably been aware this has been a roller coaster of a month.  But I was starting to think I should feature another blog because well I just should. I hope I haven’t already missed a month […]

To “I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers”: An #AutismPositivity2012 Flash Blog Event


A couple of weeks ago, someone somewhere googled “I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers”.  The phrase popped up in a blogging dashboard and struck the blogger as being particularly sad.  She wished she could have answered. We don’t know who it was.  We don’t know where he/she lives.  We have no idea if he/she found […]

Vote for positive blog!! (Babble)


Apparently once a year there is a voting process for the Top 30 Autism Blogs every year. I voted for one of my eFriends that has a great blog and didn’t think much of it. Trigger warning- reference to negative info being written about autistics. Until someone pointed out that the current leader is a […]

Acceptance means Acceptance

Acceptance means Acceptance


Autism Speaks and other groups have advertised April as Autism Awareness month. I think it is great to try to rally people up and try to make sure everyone in the community is aware of autism. Recently Life on The Spectrum went out and poled people to ask them what they know about autism. The […]

#ILoveAutism


This whole week has been so emotional and all of these blog posts and discussions and arguments.  It has been so draining, at least for me.  I did not start blogging for this.  I came here for support and to support other parents.  But we can’t do that if we are fighting. I was starting […]

“Mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” #vigilforGeorge

“Mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” #vigilforGeorge


I organized the local candlelight vigil for The National Day of Mourning. Please see here for my previous thoughts on this horrible tragedy.  And here for more information from ASAN and the national event.  I don’t have much more to say and I am pretty spent after the vigil and reading all of the other […]

Deserving to Live


I am assuming that you have already read about George Hogdins, the 22 year old autistic who was killed by his mother. Here is the original story that focuses mostly on the mother’s feelings of being overwhelmed with his care. Most of the initial response was focused on the mother. As a mother I get […]

Hiding in plain sight

Hiding in plain sight


First of all I need to clarify that I have not been officially diagnosed. You can read more about that here and here if you wish. I do believe that I am an Aspie and I have done my best to blend in. It is not that i mean to hide but i didn’t know […]