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...

"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,...

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...

A Journey of Self-Discovery

Writing this blog has been a learning journey, both about myself and about autism. What I share on this blog isn't some body of knowledge...

Autism Isn't Just Genetic

A trend I am seeing a lot lately is people saying that the cause of autism is genetic - and they're saying it in a way that implies that...

New to Autism?

So you've heard about this thing called autism, but don't know much about it. Maybe someone you know has it. Or your child has just been...

Dynamic Duo Series: Aggression

Part 4 of the series exploring the Dynamic Duo and related issues more in depth Aggression is perhaps one of the most challenging topics...

Dynamic Duo Series: Social Learning

Part 3 of the series exploring the Dynamic Duo and related issues more in depth When I was growing up, the world was a very confusing...

Dynamic Duo Series: Anxiety

Part 2 of the series exploring the Dynamic Duo and related issues more in depth Like most autistics, I deal with a lot of anxiety....