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Five Autistic Social Skills

Five Autistic Social Skills

So often we hear that being autistic means to have poor social skills. I argue that autistic people have lots of social skills, but just different ones to non-autistic people. 179 more words

3 Tips on Being a Savvy Reader

3 Tips on Being a Savvy Reader

Author: Hillary Wentworth, MFA

A little over 4 months ago, I became a mom. I immediately began picturing future milestones in my son’s life: talking, crawling, walking, and—of course— 530 more words

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It is what it is.

It is what it is.

I find myself having to say this so often.

It’s supposed to be a mantra of mindfulness. Of accepting what is, because that’s all there is. 534 more words

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Logic, behaviour, and discipline

I was very well-behaved at school.  It wasn’t that I always agreed with the reasons for complying, conforming, or doing a particular thing I was asked; I simply found the idea of being told off or criticised in front of others too stressful to contemplate. 920 more words

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3 tips for working alongside autistic individuals

It’s April, which means that #AutismAwarenessMonth is here again.  Aspie Trainers are hoping to achieve more than #AutismAwareness, however.  We believe that, with a little help from the community, autistic individuals can contribute to society.   529 more words

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Autism Poetry

I always struggle to write poetry specifically about autism. How do you write about a process? You end up bogged down in the behaviours that result from it, instead of the thing you were trying to focus on. 248 more words

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An Autistic Anniversary 

I know I’m supposed to be ashamed. I know that. I know autism is supposed to be a loaded term, spoken in hushed whispers, a reassuring hand on a shoulder, a pitying frown. 675 more words

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