Tag Archives: Autism Stories

Lamar Hardwick – The Mighty – The Real Reason You Don’t Think I’m Autistic

Lamar Hardwick contributor to popular disability page The Mighty shares a story that many of us can relate to. In response to a comment that many of us have heard before “You don’t look / seem Autistic? You must not be THAT Autistic.” As if all Autistic people look the same. :-/

“The Reason I Jump” by Naoki Higashida: A Reconsideration of Autism, Empathy, and “Mind-Blindness” — Voices in Bioethics

I actually just read this over the weekend. It was very good.

by Sara M. Bergstresser• The field of bioethics has the potential to contribute to a better understanding of how the medical and social assumptions that accompany diagnostic categories impact the people who have been diagnosed. In particular, autism has recently been characterized as being defined by an inherent lack of empathy and as a state […]

via “The Reason I Jump” by Naoki Higashida: A Reconsideration of Autism, Empathy, and “Mind-Blindness” — Voices in Bioethics

Autisticaplanet – Sensory Processing Disorder…Think of it this way…

If I seem distracted…if my attention suddenly wanders…

If I blurt out a word, phrase or sound when nothing apparent to you is taking place…

If I should burst into song…

If I figit, shake or shiver…

If focusing is especially difficult for me…

If I overreact (especially to a loud, sudden sound)..

If I cry when I should be laughing (or vise-versa)…

When I stim (flap my hands, rock, flail my fingers…)

When I wish to be alone…

THINK OF IT THIS WAY~

THERE ARE BILLIONS OF HUGE PIPELINES FILLED WITH INFORMATION TRYING TO CRAM THROUGH THE NARROWPORTAL WITH NO FILTER THAT IS MY BRAIN.

I have Sensory Processing Disorder, a part of my being on the autistic spectrum.

As much as I will be detoured, I will find my way.

Autism is livable…for you and for me.

~autisticaplanet

Guest blog by Autisticaplanet – original content can be found here.

 

Autism Stories – Submit Your Stories NOW!

Hello amazing readers.

I would LOVE to start a section in my blog titled “Autism Stories”. My goal is to share positive and encouraging stories from and about as many amazing Aspies as possible.

I started this blog with the hope of showing the world that Autism is NOT a disorder. It is up to us to combat the negative stigmas associated with the word “Autism”. People on the Autism spectrum are different than “Neurotypical” people but in the words of the great Temple Grandin we are “Different . . . Not Less

Each and every one of us is brilliant in our own way. The world needs Aspies. We are the engineers, the world changers, and the unique thinkers that make innovation possible.

Unfortunately many parents of newly diagnosed Autistic children go home feeling as if their world has ended instead of seeing the gifted and brilliant child in front of them.

These stories will also be for (or from) the parents  to give encouragement. We may not be the child that you always thought you would have, but that does not mean you do not have an amazing child in front of you.

Over the next 2 months I will be collecting stories. I want positive Autism  stories from ANYONE who Autism has touched. Lets be honest, there is mostly a negative stigma associated with Autism. It is my goal to share as many positive stories as possible through Autism Awareness month (April) spreading the awareness about the brighter side of Autism.

What I need from you is YOUR stories OR your re-blog / social media shares / spreading the word to those around you.

If you have stories to share please send them to anonymouslyautistic@gmail.com.

If someone you know has stories to share, please send them to this blog post or ask them to send their stories to anonymouslyautistic@gmail.com.

Thank you all for your support! I look forward to hearing from all of you.

With Love,

– “Anna”