One Year

The day this goes live is the one year anniversary of Speaking of Autism…

One year ago when I created this blog, there’s no way that I imagined it would have grown so much in only a year. I couldn’t have imagined I would reach so many people. And the exciting thing is I still have more ahead of me. So, a special thank you to everyone who has supported me. Everyone who has read. Everyone who has shared. Everyone who has emailed me. Everyone who has been on this journey with me.

One year has brought over 130,000 unique views and counting. My posts have been translated (by some amazing people) into several different languages, including Danish, French, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. I was invited to speak at the 2019 Autistics Present Symposium. I’ve given presentations and webinars. And, my personal favorite part, I’ve been able to connect and even make friends with a bunch of awesome people.

Connecting with people who have blogs that I’ve been reading for years is super cool. But meeting new people is even more exciting. I really do believe that you can be friends with people that you’ve connected and interacted with via the internet. It’s just a different medium of communication. So here’s to a special thanks to all the good friends I’ve made via the networking opportunities this blog has provided me. And, thanks to everyone listed on my resources page and elsewhere on this blog, whether or not I’ve had the privilege of connecting with you.

And to wrap up this first year, here are the top ten most viewed posts on Speaking of Autism… for (most of) 2019, listed with the most viewed item first:

  1. Sensory Eating is not Picky Eating
  2. “How do I get an autistic person to X?” – You’re asking the wrong question.

  3. The Fallacy of Functioning Labels
  4. PSA: Stop Conflating Co-Occurring Conditions With Autism
  5. Understanding Auditory Sensitivities in Autistic People – It’s not just about volume!

  6. This April, go #RedInstead for Autism Acceptance!
  7. Different social skills, not a lack thereof.
  8. The Intense World Theory of Autism – What we’ve been saying all along!

  9. Understanding Meltdowns and Autism
  10. Understanding Shutdowns and Autism

Once again, thank you everyone! I have many exciting projects coming up that I can’t wait to reveal over the coming months. Here’s to another year!

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3 thoughts on “One Year

  1. I’m a parent of a 22 year old diagnosed with Asperger’s and I really appreciate your posts and have saved them all to reread as necessary. Thanks!!

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