I am the mother of an amazingly gifted and unique individual.
I get so frustrated sometimes! I understand that a great portion of the population just do not understand ASD (hate the term "disorder") and either think it's a scapegoat for poor behavior (for the young Aspergians) or just an excuse for the adults on the spectrum, because "after all, don't we all struggle with something?" … Continue reading Understanding Aspberger’s (as it pertains to my child)
When I think back, it seems I have so much regret. I wonder if I can be okay with what is and stop the constant self judgement and belittlement? I certainly hope so. I see that every parent is different. There are parents who are strict and controlling, believing firmly that what they are doing … Continue reading So little time!
This is awesome! Pure and spoken from the soul! A must read!
I woke up a bit irritated, today. I’m happy for the weekend, but the weather is dreary, and my shoulder hurts. There’s a whole lot of stuff I want to do, while I have the free time. But I didn’t sleep quite as much as I’d wanted to, which is problematic. Oh, well — I’ll get a nap later. It’ll cut into my plans, but so it goes.
I was also irritated about the whole designation of “disorder” that goes with autism. I got my proverbial mental wheels spinning last night, thinking about Roy Grinker’s assertion that autism is a social construct. Gah! When I think about it, it just seems like yet another straight, white, neurotypical man getting pissy about being left out, and wanting to say that a group he can’t belong to doesn’t exist, rather than accepting that he’s not part of it, and will never be, so…
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There seems to be a lot of confusion for many when even the idea of gender identity is brought up. I think, for those who fight the notion that there is something more than just male or just female, there is something more going on than just ignorance. There is a battle happening in their head that they believe they must win or risk living with uncertainty.
I wanted to scream at my brother after he picked me up from the airport and started in on why he’s right about something he is completely ignorant on.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TELL ANYONE HOW THEY SHOULD GO ABOUT RAISING THEIR CHILD, OR WHAT IS RIGHT OR WRONG ABOUT HOW YOUR CHILD CHOOSES TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD!
**Double trigger warning! **
Especially after you have just found out your mother has a massive brain tumor!
In retrospect, I understand that is how he is dealing with this information. It’s easier for him to argue about how something is “technically” wrong than to understand there are other perspectives out there that aren’t “yet” backed up by science!
If people listened to Nicola Tesla when he surmised our ability to harness solar energy way back when, we would be way ahead of where we are now. Just because…
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You know what's harder than having to explain to teachers and school administration every single year for the past 12 years that my son is not trying to be difficult, he isn't trying to be disrespectful when he doesn't look at you while you lecture, he isn't trying to challenge you when he doesn't turn … Continue reading “Well…If That Were MY Child!”
I just have to share your thoughts! You wrote them so beautifully!
The first time I heard this theory, it came from my partner, many years ago. As usual, the threads of the same theory had been assembling in my head, too, but given my then-unknown tendency to separate thought from words/language, I could never quite express it. When he proposed it, however, this instantly sparked the union of those thoughts and words. I knew precisely what he meant.
Of course, neither of us made the connection to the Asperger’s/autism spectrum back then, but only because we didn’t know. We had barely heard the term “Asperger’s”, and we knew the word “autism”, but for us, it conjured up the same imagery that it does for most people today, and back then, that certainly didn’t seem to hold any resemblance to a higher rung on the evolutionary ladder. We seriously didn’t know.
What he had said, however, was that there had been certain…
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