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A letter to myself about trust

Dear Me
You’ve had a couple of really intense weeks where people have shown themselves to be untrustworthy.
That’s on them, and not on you.
You spent the early years of your life being told that you were wrong to think and feel the way you did. Because you felt different, you believed them

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I have a “special talent”

One of the more irritating things about parenting an autistic child is the question do they have a special talent? If I’m in a snarky mood, I reply that my son can recite every single episode of a specific TV show perfectly. When I’m feeling less snarky, I explain that savant skills are really not a great concept.

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October is Cat Awareness Month

[Disclaimer: This post is probably not be taken seriously, but there may be an important takeaway message hidden beneath the snark]
I really wanted to write something today, but I’m a bit stuck for an idea, so I’m writing sillies.
At the beginning of the month, a Facebook friend of mine informed us that it was Cat Awareness Month.

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Acceptance is…

Today is my birthday, and unlike birthdays gone past, I woke up this morning feeling quite content with myself. Then, I received one of the best birthday presents ever. So, I wanted to share what acceptance feels like and why I am content with myself today. It’s kind of like my small gift to you

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I remember the day…

[CN: parental abandonment]
I’ve shared this story with two friends today, but I think it’s a story worth telling everyone. Some details will be left out because parts of it are not my story to tell. I have a younger half-sister (my mother’s child, not my father’s child), and I won’t tell that part of the story for her.