I remember my fourth grade year of school, when I was about ten years old, as being one of my most difficult years in school. I had just moved schools from my local public elementary school to a magnet school a bit farther away, as we thought it would fit me better. This new school … Continue reading “How do I get an autistic person to X?” – You’re asking the wrong question.
One of the most apparent differences between autistic people and neurotypical people is the way we process the world. Autistic people process sensory input differently than most other people, meaning that many places can become inaccessible to autistic people because they aren't accommodating to our sensory differences. What most would consider innocuous public places like … Continue reading Etymotic High Fidelity Earplugs Review – A Great Solution to Combat Sensory Overload
As I walk through the doors of the restaurant, I am hit immediately by the forceful wave of sound. It blasts from every direction, people's conversations, the scooting of chairs, clattering of silverware, dings of phones, everything blends into an impossible-to-process cacophony. Some things, such as the laughs of patrons, the occasional shattering of a … Continue reading The Intense World Theory of Autism – What we’ve been saying all along!
This post is an installment in an ongoing series in which I will post answers I have previously given to questions relating to autism. My hope is to provide quick and easy answers to common questions about ASD. This question and my answer has previously been posted on a question answering website. Questions: How can … Continue reading Q&A: What’s the difference between autism and Asperger’s Syndrome?
The autism world is full of statistics. People love to talk about prevalence rates, and correlations, and the percentage of autistics that can do this that or the other. It can get a little obsessive at times, though it never fails to bring forth all sorts of interesting data. There is, however, one autism statistic … Continue reading 40%? Think Again!
Up at the top of my blog, you'll notice a tab titled "Resources." This is intended to be a place for me to list autism resources such as books, blogs, videos, and accessibility products that I have found interesting or useful. Before today, the page just read "coming soon," but I have just added the … Continue reading New Autism Resources Page
One thing I like to do is go out on walks. I like being outside, especially so because I live in a suburb that sits about ten miles outside of downtown Denver which is right on the edge of a more rural area. This means I can get outside, and other than the distant sound … Continue reading New surveillance systems catch terrorists based on body language… and potentially autistics too…