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.

 

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...

Autism and MTHFR

If you or your autistic child are like me, you just don't deal with autism - you deal with a bunch of different medical conditions....

Dynamic Duo Series: Digestion

Part 5 and last in the series exploring the Dynamic Duo and related issues more in depth As I conclude this series about the Dynamic Duo,...

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....

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...

Welcome to the blog! My story

Hi and welcome to Decoding My Autism! So glad you are here. As the title suggests and the site intro states, I'm autistic. Understanding...

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