Monthly Archives: December 2017

Deficient vs Different

I know that I am autistic, not because I am a failure (in fact, I am not a failure, despite society’s definition!) but because I experience, interpret, and perceive the world in ways that are different than how most people seem to do. Continue reading

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Hope and Resilience, Two Vignettes

I started to cry, covering my face with my apron … I squinted my eyes so my room became a swirl of colors. Continue reading

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It Just Doesn’t Occur to Me.

What if we treated physical affection the way we do roller coasters, or, better yet, big cities? Some people love them; some hate them; some think they are a nice place to visit but would never live in one. We can each figure out what is right for us. Continue reading

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How I Discovered I Had Face-Blindness

I am extremely mindful of details and characteristics. I rely on visible clues such as hairstyle, gait, posture, and gestures to recognize people. Continue reading

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