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  1. Kristin is Awkward

    Kristin is Awkward

    I’m autistic. I have anxiety issues and ADHD. I make art and music. I’m a mother. I’m recently single… and I’m trying to figure out what I want and what I need for the first time in my life. Really, I’m just looking for someone who understands me… but who isn’t?
  2. The Gentle and Brave Writer

    Filling up your world

    You don’t know your life is filled up with elephants, but it is, believe me. Pay attention today, and see how many elephants you can find. I had this epiphany when my daughter was an elephant-obsessed-two-year old. She thought that elephants were called ‘circles’ because I once told her ‘that’s...
  3. Peatsmoke

    Advice wanted from Aspie mothers (or mothers of Aspie mothers...)

    Does this ring any bells with anybody: My sister (who I think is an Aspie - I would never dare bring it up with her) has recently told our mum that she's no longer welcome to spend any time with her daughter (mum's granddaughter). When asked why, she just said "Don't get me started!". My mum...
  4. Peatsmoke

    Do autistic parents use different parenting techniques to NT parents?

    I read an article today that features several mothers who were Dx'd as adults - after they had children, in fact. Many of them say that (1) they do things differently from NT mothers and (2) they're terrified of social services taking their kids away because of their autism diagnosis. I'm not...
  5. Peatsmoke

    Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World 2017-04-06

    (from the Amazon.co.uk website) Laura James found out that she was autistic as an adult, after she had forged a career for herself, married twice and raised four children. Odd Girl Out tracks the year of Laura's life after she receives a definitive diagnosis from her doctor, as she learns that...
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