Apparently it’s Autism Awareness Month… at least in the States. Every time there is an event or month that has something to do with me, I find that I barely notice it. A year ago, I made a post on Ableism month that started with “So apparently this month is Ableism Month?” So yeah. Apparently… Continue reading My Autistic Experience – Conflicted During Autism Awareness Month
Happy New Year! A lot has been on my mind since my last post (a while ago) and I want to take some time today to share with you all. Perhaps you’ve heard of something called, “Spoon Theory”? Its origin can be traced back to Christine Miserandino (The Spoon Theory), a woman living with lupus, who takes… Continue reading Spoon Theory & Autism
During my 6 years of experience at university, I have always lived in residence. If I had lived at home, it would take me 45 minutes to drive to university. The reason I live in residence is because it I prefer the easy access to university. I like that it only takes me 5-10 minutes to… Continue reading My Autistic Experience – Every Other Day
This phrase might be OLG’s tagline, but I totally love it, and is a great line to help scaffold coping strategies for my life. I see my ‘limit’ as my capacity and as various boundaries that must be maintained, and how intense I can ‘play’, as my stamina. As a person with ASD, I have learned that… Continue reading “Know your limit. Play within it.”
Here is a story that I tell for the benefit of others. There is no need to worry about me, for while this period of time was difficult, it is also over. Do not feel bad for me either, because going through this difficult period of time afforded me many tools that allow me to thrive… Continue reading My Autistic Experience: My Most Difficult Time
Last month, my roommate moved to Kingston to begin a job in her field of chemistry and although I am positively happy for her latest endeavour, I was saddened to see her go. By now, perhaps you’ve realized that change is a challenge for me and transitions whether they’re good or bad, bring about discomfort… Continue reading The Roommate Transmogrification
On this post for Sing It Out, we will be taking a look at the song We’ll Get By (The Autism Song) performed by the Johnny Orr Band.