Tag Archives: autism and communication

An Autistic Woman Goes to the Doctor

I am an autistic woman. I expect people to presume competence, even if the tools I use are different. Continue reading

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Hearing the Unspoken

I shut up now, too,  because I am aware that my oral communication skills will not be able to explain what I mean … But the me me, the one who I am by myself, is, for the most part, silent. Verbally silent. There are lots and lots of thoughts. Continue reading

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The Mechanics of Giving Care

My autism and my life experiences are akin to the complicated ecosystem found in coral reefs, multitudes of species interacting with each other, the sun, and the sea. 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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