Blog Profiles: Autism Blogs
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My kid is autistic.
I could go into details like he is high-functioning and was first diagnosed with Asperger’s prior to the change in the DSM. None of that really matters. He’s a great kid.
And when I search for blogs to help me, I try to seek out those with autism.
Nathan McConnell is a comic and shares his talent with Growing Up Aspie. His comics about living with Asperger’s sheds light on what life is like living on the spectrum. Beautifully drawn and, at times, heartbreakingly real he does not hold back sharing his own experiences.
I recommend starting with these two: Incog-Not-So-Neoto, which shares in three frames how difficult it is to fit it in at times, and this one about how fitting in too much can be a problem.
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Rickkie Johnson Âû writes Proud Autistic Living advocating for the safety and acceptance for those with autism.
Embracing Autism explores how the author struggles with having to pass as “normal.” All too often, those with autism face discrimination that could cause more than hurt feelings.
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Samantha Craft is Everyday Aspie. She also is an author and artist who was diagnosed with autism in her mid-40s.
Changing how I deal with situations to help my kid is ongoing.
Ten Ways to Assist Your Autistic Loved One is my go-to list when I need to change my perspective. And, as my son starts hitting the teen years, her summary of challenges is bookmarked for when I need it.
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Aspertypical is looking to change the face of autism.
The blog was inspired by the research the author has done since her diagnosis. Her art therapist suggested she be tested and this is after she had completed a three-year Psychology degree.
Like many, they figured she, “was too social and functional to have autism.” And her mother described her “weird behaviors” as just being part of her personality.
I recommend 5 Secrets for Surviving Christmas to help ease the holiday stress of those on the spectrum. And, I recommend following her research articles to stay up to date with how she is doing in her field.
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