Tag Archives: Autism Awareness Month

The downside to “curing” autism

Autism Awareness Month ended with April two days ago. Normally I would have written a post raising awareness of some challenge faced by those of us on the spectrum and encouraged acceptance, or perhaps created a post about the positives … Continue reading

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Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

Although sensory processing disorder and autism spectrum disorders don’t always occur together, they frequently do. As someone whose brain has never processed sensory information in a normal manner, I can tell you that it can range from fun to weird … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday Sample – The Key to Charlotte

Since April is Autism Awareness Month, I’ve decided to share an excerpt from The Key to Charlotte, my inspirational romance with an autistic heroine. ~~ Charlotte switched off the vacuum and breathed a sigh of relief. The silence in the … Continue reading

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Interview with R R Smythe

Please welcome my fellow Astraea Press author R R Smythe! Tell us a little about yourself. Hmm. Well, by day I am a pediatric therapist. I specialize in the autism spectrum, sensory processing and feeding disorders. So I spend my … Continue reading

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I am not a puzzle

Warning: Some may find this post offensive, but it is not intended to be. This is how I feel, and I think it’s important during Autism Awareness Month to share my perspective as an autistic adult. As the prevalence of … Continue reading

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World Autism Awareness Day 2013

It’s World Autism Awareness Day once again. So often we hear about children on the autism spectrum and what kinds of challenges they face, not only as kids, but as they transition into adulthood. A lot of times, I read … Continue reading

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Today is the Start of Autism Awareness Month

It is Autism Awareness Month once again, and this year brings with it a new autism prevalence rate. According to the CDC, the prevalence of autism in the United States is now 1 in 88 children. They also claim that … Continue reading

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Autistic Cycling

Cycling.  All people on the autism spectrum do it; some more noticeably than others.  No one knows what causes it; there’s seemingly no rhyme or reason to when it happens.  But when it does, the autistic seems to regress.  In … Continue reading

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Success and Autism

What is success? Well, society generally considers a person successful if they have at least one of three things: money, fame, or power. But this model for measuring success rarely works with people on the autism spectrum. There are many … Continue reading

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Allowing Autistics Freedom

As with anyone who has a disability, the temptation to protect an autistic from any and all harm can override good sense. Now, don’t get mad at me. I know you love your kids and want to keep them safe. … Continue reading

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