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.

 

Dynamic Duo Series: Fixation

I've previously talked about what I call the Autism Dynamic Duo - Vitamin D and Zinc. At the time, I mainly talked about them in terms of...

Finding My Voice

All my life, I've had trouble putting thoughts into words and expressing myself. This is especially true when I'm speaking. To this day,...

"Extremely Normal"

Many times I've seen comments from parents, family members, or caregivers of those with autism that are something like "I think I may be...

Stimming

Frequently in a online support group for parents of autistic children, someone will describe an unusual, repetitive behavior their ASD...

Challenges with Eye Contact

It's a fairly well-known characteristic of autism that we have trouble making and keeping eye contact. It can be a challenge, and even...

Sleep, Mood, and the Autism Dynamic Duo

One of the most frequent topics I see asked about among parents of autistic children is regarding sleep difficulties and what to do about...