In prevailing literature, people on the autism spectrum have all of their traits, their behaviors, and even their very existence pathologized.  They are considered to have “mind blindness,” or the opposite of empathy, which means that they are unable to

Read more “Allism Spectrum Disorders: A Parody”

Like the title says, I love Plants. What I mean is, what’s not to love?  They’re beautiful, they manufacture oxygen and clean pollution from the air, and they live off of waste products ranging from their own decomposition, animal waste, and even

Read more “On Autistic Special Interests and My Love for Plants”

It was hard to come out as an aspie (a person with Asperger’s syndrome). I started with some people I thought would be the most safe, but I read that situation poorly. It’s a strong suit, really, almost like a superpower. I can misjudge a social situation

Read more “Autism and Friendships Part 1: The Polish of a One-Winged Albatross”

For someone on the spectrum, navigating relationships with neurotypical (non-autistic) people is the social equivalent of assembling an Ikea shelf with missing parts and directions that are out of order, mirror-image, and written in a different language.

Read more “Autism and Friendships Part 2: 30 Ways to be a Friend to a Person on the Spectrum”