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When People Say I'm 'Obsessed' With My Autism

“You’re obsessed with your autism. Ever since your diagnosis, you talk about it all the time. You never spoke about these problems before.” Keep in mind, none of these people know about my blog. Imagine how “obsessed” they might think I was if they knew I had an autism blog and contribute to a popular disability website. [...]
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When People Tell Me I 'Can't Be Autistic'

A powerful hashtag (#SheCantBeAutistic) has been blowing up on Twitter lately, bringing attention to an issue I’ve been talking about a lot recently. I was not diagnosed until I was 30 years old because people thought #SheCantBeAutistic. They were wrong. I am autistic, and I spent too many years waiting to find that out. Below [...]
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Planning a Trip to Disney World With My Child on the Autism Spectrum

Recently, our older daughter, Kendall, kept begging us to take a trip to Disney World. We believed as a family with a child on the autism spectrum, Disney World would be too much of a challenge. Oftentimes our vacations are simple family trips without any large-scale plans. In the past, when there has been too [...]
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Why I Play an Autism-Friendly Santa and Penguin During the Holidays

The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year. When I was growing up on the autism spectrum, music became a form of therapy for me. This started with Broadway tunes but then also with an absolute love of Christmas music. “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells” and so many more classics made me fall [...]