Tag Archives: autism

Just Follow the Rules!

It bothers me that the newer (young) employees at my job don’t do things correctly, such as consistently prepare THREE napkins for each pile to put in the customer’s bag. Sometimes they do three, sometime four, or two, or *gasp*… … Continue reading

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The Feeling of Words

I love words because they are so intensely personal. Sometimes I can intelligently discuss what a particular word means to me. Other times, I can only FEEL a word. I’m thinking right now about the word “quirky”.  A lot of … Continue reading

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My Superpower

Sometimes, autism is my favourite thing about me. I LIKE that I’m “picky”. I prefer to think of it as discerning. I have great taste. And I think about everything very thoroughly. I don’t do things for no reason. I … Continue reading

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I Wonder…

The first half of this was written five years ago when I was just beginning to learn things about ASD. I answer my own ponderings in the second half. General disclaimer for my rambling posts: I tend to switch back … Continue reading

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Little Autism Oddities

Note: This post was written in late 2016. I’ve talked about the general ways autism affects me and how some of the traits relate to me. Now I think I’ll just briefly touch on some of the lesser-known commonalities that some … Continue reading

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Autism/Asperger’s: Differences in Females

Here is another post I wrote several years ago and left sitting in my drafts. Re-reading it over now, I really want to update this but… it’s already SOOOO long! There are many points I have a better understanding of … Continue reading

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New ASD Series

If you happen to be a follower of this blog and receive those emails telling you when I post something, you may have noticed a few back-dated entries lately. That’s because I’m doing a bit of “housecleaning” behind the scenes … Continue reading

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Surprise

What do you think of when you hear the word “autism”? For many people, it conjures the image of Rain Man. Or screaming children in public. Or someone “freaking out”, perhaps banging their head on a wall, or flapping their … Continue reading

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Permanent Alien Resident

I’ve mentioned only several hundred times before how I feel different than everyone else. The way I conduct my day-to-day life, the things I’m interested in, the things everyone else seems to like but I don’t, my reactions and opinions … Continue reading

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