Decoding My Autism

For a long time, I've tried to understand what goes on in my brain. Along the way, I've learned some things and made discoveries that have helped me live a better life.

 

What I Wish I Could Have Told You

Looking back on my life, I know there were times where I was confusing, frustrating, or just bewildering to my parents, teachers, and...

My Mission: Providing Answers and Help

I realized recently that I've never really written much of a mission statement on this blog. I don't have a polished mission statement...

"Why Did My Child Regress?"

Autism brings many challenges. Perhaps the biggest or most frustrating is when a child loses progress. They're not able to do things...

My Autism Is (Sometimes) a Gift

If you've been following the news lately (or even if you don't), you've probably heard of Greta Thunberg. A 16-year-old girl from Sweden,...

When Brain Cells Gossip

Say you're talking to a coworker you're close to, and you tell them something personal, private, and sensitive, something meant only to...

Why do autistics have trouble sleeping?

Difficulty sleeping is a very common, and very frustrating, symptom of autism. I regularly see posts in autism groups from parents about...

How to Separate Fact from Fiction

Recently, in a Facebook group, I was explaining some of the brain chemistry involved in autism. Someone asked me where I was getting my...

Autism and ADHD

My original diagnosis that put me on the Autism Spectrum came when I was two. Because of a speech and motor delay, I was diagnosed with...

Appetite and the Hunger Hormone

For many years, I had a hard time knowing when I was hungry. I would eat when my stomach was empty, and stop when my stomach was full....

The Stress Response

When I get stressed out or anxious, I get a lot of pent up energy. My muscles get tense, and my arms and legs almost feel as if they're...

Magnesium: Another Powerful Autism Ally

I've taken magnesium supplements for years before bed to help me sleep. I have restless leg syndrome, which gets bad enough at night that...

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