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Aspie Moments 4: Lost For Words

I know that there are many people who don’t speak with their voices, but instead rely on written or screen-based or other methods of communication. I know that there are others who only lose the ability to speak in certain situations and fall back on those other methods at those times. Me, I’m good with... Continue Reading →

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Travelling into my comfort zone

(This post serves simply to tell you what I did on my holidays and to sing the praises of my favourite place in the world.) Travelling usually involves going out of my comfort zone. I do it because the payoff makes the investment of stress and anxiety worthwhile. This happened last year when I went... Continue Reading →

Please hold

This is one of those posts where you don't talk about a subject, but just about stuff that's going on in your life. I came back from holiday 2 weeks ago, and I feel like I've never been away. My holiday was very relaxing, I went to a familiar place, so I could get away... Continue Reading →

The Undeserving Autistic

One big obstacle on my way to a self-diagnosis is the thought that it would be very difficult for me to get an official diagnosis if I tried for one. Of course, self-diagnosis is valid – I firmly believe that, for others and for myself. However, there is the nagging question: if no one else... Continue Reading →

Only connect

Recently Laina posted about her Jukebox App which is firmly installed in her brain. I, too, have a Jukebox App. Sadly, I have very little control over it. Something is playing most of the time, but not because I have requested it. It gets triggered by something I read, or something I hear. Sometimes the connection... Continue Reading →

The Autistic PM

No, I am not talking about Mr Cameron or Mrs May or Mr Trudeau, nor am I talking about Gladstone or Churchill. I am not very fond of the game of armchair diagnosis of historical figures or living famous people. You will only ever get a glimpse of these people so you have no proper... Continue Reading →

The Autistic Pride Award

This is something Laina came up with for her 500th post on The Silent Wave. First up, let me repeat her really simple rules: Whoever wants to participate, participate.  I’m focusing primarily on Asperger’s/autistic people, of course, but anyone who supports autistic people and neurodiversity is welcome! Do link back to the blogger who gave you... Continue Reading →

Trainspotting

Following on from my post on special interests, I have been thinking a bit more about what these interests mean to me and how they might be perceived from the outside. “Special interests” are obliquely referred to in the notorious DSM criteria under Part B3: “Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or... Continue Reading →

Extra special

Something is happening in my life. Something good. I can feel it coming – I’m not entirely sure of it yet, but all the signs are there. Yes, dear readers, I think I have a new special interest. All autism bloggers I have read talk about special interests, and a lot of them don’t like... Continue Reading →

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