Being Autistic

People who apparently have superior social skills lack an important one

I have a tendency to notice patterns. This probably isn’t surprising to many people, but basically how it works is: I see something and I think that’s unusual, and then I start noticing that the thing that I saw is not really that unusual: it becomes a pattern. The pattern that I have noticed recently …

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I only needed paper…

This week has been a difficult week for me. My son and I had a few medical appointments scheduled, as well as some other outside of the home activities. It has been overwhelming, and this is when all systems crash. “Executive function is a broad term that refers to the cognitive processes that help us …

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False Dichotomies

This thing has been bugging me for a little while now, and I think I’ve finally figured out what it is. When I have expressed my lack of appreciation (to put it mildly) for pointless, and sometimes harmful, awareness campaigns like Drawtism and SilentSelfie, I’ve been accused of doing nothing because I won’t participate in …

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