Body Talks

Disclaimer: The topic I am writing on is one I am still learning. I am sharing my journey as I walk it. I sincerely hope that you find some value in this. As I grew up, I learned that there were things outside of my control, and that how I felt was one of them.Continue reading “Body Talks”

Partner Presentation

Here is my team-building activity. I like to do it whenever I will be working with someone new. Everybody figures out the following about themselves: How do you communicate? What are three strengths of yours? What are two areas you could be supported with? When you get overwhelmed, how can your teammates tell? How canContinue reading “Partner Presentation”

Ideal Autistic Vacation

No work today. Today’s my Vacation Day. I’m not taking time off work for this. I still work Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. We work when works for us. And once a month, I take one of my Saturdays off and teleport somewhere for the day. It’s just a day trip, really. Felicia likes to takeContinue reading “Ideal Autistic Vacation”

The Pain I don’t Hear

The doctors trips began early. “Where does it hurt and how?” “Here, here, and here,” I would say. I got sick regularly and often. I knew what a fever felt like, and I remember going multiple times a school day to the nurses office. The aches and pains and chills in my bones were always.Continue reading “The Pain I don’t Hear”

Clothes

The collared button-down makes my white anglo-saxon protestant (WASP) heritage happy. It is business professional. It is dressed up. I like layering it over a comfy shirt with 3/4 length sleeves. As long as the shirt underneath fits and is a neutral color that pairs with the outfit, it brings that quirkiness that is honestContinue reading “Clothes”

Social Skills Classes and the Holy Grail

“I want to figure out an algorithm on how to interact with people appropriately based on who they are and the situation. How they react.” I was speaking to a professor in the Communication dept. about what I wanted to do. I wanted to create an algorithm for autistic people to know how to react.Continue reading “Social Skills Classes and the Holy Grail”

#StopTheShock: Where do we go from here?

For the past week, I have been hurting. We all have, the whole autistic community, so much. Personally, I want to rant and rage. But mostly I want to turn my pain into action. I’ve spoken to other people in my life about it. It isn’t enough. I think it might not be enough forContinue reading “#StopTheShock: Where do we go from here?”

I don’t like introductions.

My favorite way of meeting people is launching straight into conversation. Let’s just get to learning about each other. It doesn’t have to be deep. We don’t need to expose our deepest trauma. Actually, it’s probably best that we don’t. More on that later. I have learned that I will always be finding myself. ThatContinue reading “I don’t like introductions.”