I Am Not A Person, I Am An Autistic.

'I am not my disability, I am a person!' Interesting, but in terms of autism how accurate is it. I suppose what it gets down to is how do we really understand 'a person'.  Other disabilities, sure I'll give you that, as far as I know.  Blind people are people who can not see, deaf … Continue reading I Am Not A Person, I Am An Autistic.

Politics – Pauline Hanson

My husband insists I blog about this.  He has a whole speech about why its valid & important and will get it off my chest.  But he's not fooling me; we disagree and he's sick of listening.  So you have to put up with this. Okay!  Most people probably don't know we in Australia have … Continue reading Politics – Pauline Hanson

Christmas & Clamshells – A Cutting Combination

You've heard it before and until someone legislates you will hear it again.  I hate modern packaging.  I read an article a while back that people are actually being injured, even hospitalised opening packaging.  Plastic as sharp as knives needing to be cut opened at an angle that forces the opener to leave their veins … Continue reading Christmas & Clamshells – A Cutting Combination

Truth vs Autism

In my opinion autistic people tend to be more honest than your average neurotypical.  Lying hurts, its hard.  Except lying for fun; inventing stuff that few would be deceived by or if they are they will realise by the end that it was a joke.  I do this all the time as I've said Lying … Continue reading Truth vs Autism

500 Reasons Why My Eldest is Wrong

Ha!  I have 500 followers! By pure coincidence we were talking about blogging & Facebook at KSP Writer's Circle this morning.  There is a guy there that is an incredible writer; he is writing one of the best books I've ever heard.  So he was talking to the real writers there about publishing etcetera and … Continue reading 500 Reasons Why My Eldest is Wrong

Autism, Neurodiversity, Do We Need A New Language?

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the name applied to individuals who have a particular neurological difference and myriad related symptoms.  At the core neurodiversity; having a wide variety of different ways of thinking, is good for the entire world.  Every person born with or without Autism has the potential to enrich his or her community.  Alternate … Continue reading Autism, Neurodiversity, Do We Need A New Language?

I Don’t Mind Pity

This is in response to some posts I've read from some really lovely mothers of autistic children.  I understand where they are coming from but I would like to present a friendly alternative argument. I like being autistic, I could do without the accompanying depression/anxiety & physical illness, but I am still glad to be … Continue reading I Don’t Mind Pity

44 Years in Darkness by Sylvia Shults – A Review

I am about to deliver the first book review I have written since I was in school.  Majorly scary! Full disclosure; I did receive a PDF copy of this book for free, but I was trying to buy it anyway, and I am pretty sure it hasn’t affected my opinion.  Below is as accurate a … Continue reading 44 Years in Darkness by Sylvia Shults – A Review

Waiting

To make an appointment we had to go, Sit at Social Security for an hour or so. Masses of people buzzing around, No eating or drinking signs abound. Alex was on her computer to try & stay sane, I had my writing pad to do the same, Mum had her Kindle, so she was alright. … Continue reading Waiting

Agoraphobia. Part 2

Part 1 The second eldest doesn’t object to going out, she doesn’t cooperate but at least she doesn’t object.  Why don’t I ask her if she wants to go out?  Because half the time she is nonverbal, and discussing feelings or going places is likely to trigger her.  When she is awake properly she is … Continue reading Agoraphobia. Part 2