Overcoming Autism Stigma

  I can relate to this. I am an autistic and have an autistic son, and when my wife first looked for help from an autism organization that I will not name, they offered condolences and were “sorry” for her. She was mortified. My sister was also treated like a burden by many since she … Continue reading Overcoming Autism Stigma

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[RELEASES] Catharis: A Sensory Friendly Album.

At long last, this reissue has come. This was an ambient album composed in 2006 with minimal ambience, a sensory-friendly album meant to be calming and musically therapuetic. No beats, no noises, just melody. Auditory medicine. If you ever want something to listen to that is low impact or to help you regulate sensory overload, … Continue reading [RELEASES] Catharis: A Sensory Friendly Album.

The Autism Diagnosis Quest – Part 2

  So time to continue the quest. This is the second in a series of posts on my real quest for an autism diagnosis. If you haven't yet, you can read the first post here for some perspective. So, my first approach, being an uninsured adult, was to approach the EAP - Employee Asssistance Program … Continue reading The Autism Diagnosis Quest – Part 2

Should Autistic People Be Classified by Wristbands?

Don't know if you heard about this story, but a police officer attacked an autistic person after mistaking their stim for a probable cause or a symptom of drug use. Because of this, that department is starting a classification system for people who are neurodiverse, such as wearing wristbands to label oneself as autistic. While … Continue reading Should Autistic People Be Classified by Wristbands?

The Autism Diagnosis Quest – Part 1

There may be many adults out there who may have self-diagnosed, taken quizzes online, had suspicions or may have even talked to people on the spectrum and questioned themselves. Before I begin my own story, I want to say this. If you are autistic or believe you are on the spectrum, the diagnosis is only … Continue reading The Autism Diagnosis Quest – Part 1