“I am not a puzzle, I am a person”
I created this place to blog about my life experience being autistic and the ways growing up an undiagnosed autistic impacted my life in good and bad ways. How I am coping, healing, growing, bringing confidence and acceptance to the differences and difficulties I live with daily. I also hope to dissipate some of the mystery around autistic behaviors to help bring understanding to the people supporting and surrounding their autistic family members and friends.
I am a mother and wife who was diagnosed late in my 20’s. As stay at home mom I have had to adapt my behavior in difficult ways to be the mother my children need. I have dealt with varying differences and struggles throughout my life that never made any sense until my diagnoses. I’ve made mistakes, pushed myself and been taken advantage of. I hope through my writing I can help autistics find a place they feel connected to and understood. Although I do have an official diagnosis I understand that, especially for women, diagnoses can be very difficult and expensive to get. I hope that my posts will help someone uncover their own mysteries, feel validated, or help them understand their autistic friend or family member.
I will be trying to post at least once per week with experiences, coping methods, positive reinforcements, misconceptions, ways to be supportive, some things I experience as behavior traits due to autism, my healing methods, and anything else in my life I feel is linked to autism. I encourage people to write their own articles or blog posts, I would love to feature someone else’s work once a month! If you have any questions, comments, photos or articles to submit please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope with time I will begin posting twice per week, I also look forward to everyone’s comments and thoughts!
I must add a disclaimer. I am not a doctor of any kind. This blog intentions are not to diagnose or treat anyone. If you suspect you or someone you know may have autism please contact your primary care doctor, or regional autism center. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency please call 911.