I’ve always known that something was different about me. And not in the I’m-growing-up-and-everyone’s-weird kind of way, either. It’s also very possible–no, very probable — that the people close to me picked up on it, too. Growing up, I was that quiet girl who was always told to “speak up” and to “not be so shy.” But… Continue reading My Autism Diagnosis Story
It’s an unfortunate reality that mental illness and neuro-developmental conditions are often much less respected and validated than physical illnesses for the simple reason that they can’t be seen or diagnosed with a screening or a blood test. However, what many people don’t realize is that these “invisible” disabilities can be as debilitating as physical… Continue reading 10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Autism
I love Grey's Anatomy as much as the next person, but I stopped watching sometime in 2012, around the time of the plane crash – if you watch, you know what I'm talking about. But just recently, I decided to start rewatching the show, and since I now have an autism diagnosis, I was excited… Continue reading Autistic Characters in Television
This is one of the most controversial topics concerning parents and the autism community. People have been opting out of vaccinating their children for years now, and it’s starting to catch up with them: there have been six recent cases of the measles in Texas alone. While the decision of whether or not to vaccinate… Continue reading Do Vaccines Cause Autism?