Being Autistic

Being Autistic is a journey in itself. Here I’ll share about life as someone who is #actuallyautistic

  • The Real Reason You Struggle With #Adulting as an Autistic Adult

    I know you’ve seen the memes… “Just scheduled my own doctor appointment… #Adulting” “Did the dishes before going to bed! #Adulting” And let’s not get into how #Adulting has some seriously ableist connotations… That’s another post for another day. Today, instead, I want to chat about the real reason that you might struggle with #adulting […]

  • 3 Actually Doable Executive Functioning Tips for Autistic Adults

    Growing up, I didn’t know I was autistic. I didn’t have that “label”. But I certainly carried many labels… Lazy Messy Disorganized And more… I had battle after battle with my parents because I could never keep my room clean… I’d constantly lose things like my glasses or wallet… And, though this is a bit […]

  • 5 Practical Strategies for Avoiding Autistic Burnout

    (Inside:¬†Autistic burnout can be a serious pain, but today I’m sharing 5 practical strategies for avoiding autistic burnout that you can put in place today!) I didn’t know I was autistic until I was a married mom in my twenties. I grew up believing a lot of lies about myself that would have been avoided […]

  • What is Spoon Theory?

    At least weekly in the Embracing Autism Facebook Community, someone posts about being out of spoons, and another person asks what in the world that means. See, there’s a thing called “Spoon Theory”, and it’s wildly common in chronic illness, disability, and autism circles. But if you’ve never heard of Spoon Theory before, it can […]

  • Why Don’t Autistics Want a Cure for Autism?

    (Inside:¬†Why don’t autistics want a cure for autism? Parents and professionals are often shocked to hear that autistics don’t want to cure autism, but here’s why…) I talk a lot about the general differences between what autistic adults believe and what parents of autistic children believe. We prefer identity language while they prefer person-first. We […]

  • No, We Don’t Want to #EndAutismNow, Thank You Very Much

    I’m autistic, so is my son, and I’m an autism advocate, blogger, and author. That means I see a lot of “current events” in the autism world. So I wasn’t too shocked when there was another video out by Jenny McCarthy that was harmful for autistic people… I was shocked, however, when I saw the […]