Anonymously Autistic on The Mighty!

There are still moments where I am in disbelief every time my writing reaches more people. When I started this blog I had no idea how many people I would touch. Every day more people reach out and I make more connections in our online Autism community. I am truly humbled over and over again.

Yesterday two of my most popular blog posts were featured on the popular website The Mighty. I am excited that I might be able to help more people understand and live happier lives with Autism.

Always greet the little things with gratitude. Today I am grateful to have been published on one of my favorite websites. I am looking forward to growing with this new community.

 

Anonymously Autistic on The Mighty 

What Does Autism and Sensory Overload Feel Like? on The Mighty

 Am I Ready for an Autism Diagnosis? on The Mighty

 

Original posts on Anonymously Autistic

What Does Autism Feel Like? 

Am I Ready for An Autism Diagnosis?

 

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37 thoughts on “Anonymously Autistic on The Mighty!”

  1. I love when you say live happier lives with autism. You got it! Some people love to whine. You know sometimes if we all learned to stop and look at all that’s good life would be so much easier! I’ve shared with you before about my struggles. People are always counting me out. Time and again God silences all the naysayers even when the naysayer is me. I’m finding every day that I capable of so much more than I imagined. It all starts with what you said learning to live with it. I have and I thrive 😊

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  2. Congrats! The Mighty is a great site to write for. I write for them too 🙂 and writing is so validating when we find out that we are affecting people in a positive manner. Keep going!! You rule 🙂

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  3. I jumped over to thank you for following my blog. The minute I realized how much overlap there was in our areas of interest, I followed back. Thank you so much for making me aware of your site – for making others more aware of neurodiversity issues.

    I’ll most certainly be back.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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      1. Ditto. I haven’t taken on the ADD/Autism differential as a topic because there is little in the scientific literature that I believe is truly meaningful about the experience of neurodiversity, or what doctors need to look for to diagnose appropriately. Perhaps I’ll learn enough from your blog to be brave enough to take it on.

        I know a GREAT deal about many of the executive functioning disorders (especially ADD), so I have the background to see that researchers can only publish what they study, and that their studies are limited (lack of funding, perhaps?). Until they seek out that demonized anecdotal report as well, I doubt they’ll get it “right” for many, many years – and it will take years more for the “doctors down the street” to get the memo.

        Blogs like yours are important resources for people looking for help, so thanks again for the time you put into it.
        xx,
        mgh

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        1. Thank you for being open to reading some first hand Aspie information! I think eventually we may stop misdiagnosing Autistic girls (or missing them completely until adulthood). We hide so well and we don’t even know what we are hiding.

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          1. True with ADD as well (avg. age of female dx. is 38) – and the higher the intelligence the better able to compensate we are. Since Aspies tend to be pretty darned smart, I can imagine it would be quite the problem. PLUS, both “disorders” present differently in girls and women, and most of the studies are seriously skewed to boys who are referred (already a sampling bias on two counts).

            Like fish and water – we can’t tell you much about what has been our only experience of living. We don’t even start to look until we have been alive long enough to notice that we seem to be swimming upstream in ways that most of those with “neurotypical” brains are not.

            I certainly hope things will improve “eventually” – but I’m not a fan of what I believe is a backward direction taken by the DSM-5. My inkling is that it won’t be diagnostically helpful to collapse Asperger’s with HFA.

            Looking forward to having the time to crawl all over your blog.
            xx,
            mgh

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