Autism Acceptance Poetry Month Masterlist

April is, as I’m sure you’ve been told repeatedly since February, Autism Awareness/Acceptance/Appreciation Month. What you may not know is that April is also National Poetry Month. So this April, I’m going to spread Autism…all the things….through poetry.  I’ll link the poems below as I write them. Poem 1: Unhappy Hands Poem 2: I Know… Continue reading Autism Acceptance Poetry Month Masterlist

#TakeTheMaskOff Masterpost

Several really awesome advocates in the autistic community have come up with a content creation challenge centering around the hashtag #TakeTheMaskOff. The content that is created during the challenge will (hopefully) better explain what the “Mask” is and why we seek to “Take It Off” (and why we’re wearing it in the first place), but,… Continue reading #TakeTheMaskOff Masterpost

Autistic Acceptance Month Day 1: Intro and Article List

Someone posted this ausome list of post/blog topics for Autistic Acceptance Month (which starts today!) on a Facebook Group that I’m in: Autistic Acceptance Month 20 Days of Acceptance And Appreciation Day 1: Intro Post [a.k.a. the post you’re looking at now] Day 2: What I Love About Being Autistic Is… Day 3: My Diagnosis… Continue reading Autistic Acceptance Month Day 1: Intro and Article List

Resources For Floods, Hurricanes, and Natural Disasters

If you are in Texas and are in need of immediate rescue: “The National Guard is being deployed to our Texas area. If you find yourself in a state of emergency. Call (281) 558-1742. ” Keep tabs on the most recent happenings with Hurricane Harvey and the rescue/recovery efforts currently happening with that with the… Continue reading Resources For Floods, Hurricanes, and Natural Disasters

Autistic Pride (For The Drained and Dismal)

It’s hard to feel particularly proud of being who you are when you wake up from a dream about having a meltdown in a state of frazzle…and then proceed to have a meltdown over getting yourself and your fiancé ready for the day. It does not inspire much pride when you’ve been in a state… Continue reading Autistic Pride (For The Drained and Dismal)

AAM Poem #29: I Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings

I don’t know what tomorrow brings What new studies will tell About what causes this or that About new ways to be well, I don’t know what tomorrow brings What new things will we see And how soon we can come to see The way a child may be; I don’t know what tomorrow brings… Continue reading AAM Poem #29: I Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings

AAM Poem #28: Repetitive Thoughts

An echo resonates throughout the mind An echo resonates throughout the mind An echo resonates An echo resonates An echo resonates An echo An echo An echo  An echo An echo replays and replays and replays An echo replays and replays and replays An echo resonates and replays and replays An echo resonates and replays… Continue reading AAM Poem #28: Repetitive Thoughts

AAM Poem #25: Judge Rotenberg

Please visit autisticadvocacy.org/stoptheshock to learn more about what you can do to urge the FDA to release the ban on GED devices that they approved three years ago and finally, after way too long, #StopTheShock Electric pads on fragile skin Shock the nerves from deep within A backpack you must always wear While eyes are… Continue reading AAM Poem #25: Judge Rotenberg