Tag: Autism

Defend Your Tokens, Even When You’re Feeling Fine

Defend Your Tokens, Even When You’re Feeling Fine
November 2, 2013
Tips

Tokens, or spoons, are a metaphor for the finite mental resources that a spectrumite has to deal with the day’s …Read the Rest

Watching Friends Grow Up Faster Than You

Watching Friends Grow Up Faster Than You
October 28, 2013
Anecdotes

Pervasive Developmental Delay. Psychiatrists will tell you that it means delayed development in a broad range of skills and aptitudes. …Read the Rest

7 Kinds of Silence

7 Kinds of Silence
July 20, 2013
Anecdotes

I don’t know if this is an official term just yet, but I’m what you might call semi-verbal. I can …Read the Rest

Failing to get off the bus

Failing to get off the bus
July 17, 2013
Anecdotes

, A little alarmed about something that happened a while back or about what it might imply in the future. …Read the Rest

The Pain of Boredom

The Pain of Boredom
July 16, 2013
Anecdotes

Imagine your nervous system is inflamed. Every inch of nerve fiber in your arms, your legs, your head, feels hot …Read the Rest

Transit Anxiety, and How I Overcome It

Transit Anxiety, and How I Overcome It
April 7, 2013
Anecdotes

Seattle has a great transit system. It has good coverage, reasonable prices, and runs more or less on time; it …Read the Rest

A Word in My Language

A Word in My Language
March 30, 2013
Anecdotes

It’s been speculated that for autistic people, the language they are taught as they grow up is in effect their second …Read the Rest

Assistive Technology and Me

Assistive Technology and Me
March 20, 2013
Anecdotes

Assistive technology is something I’ve come across while reading about autism, and for the most part my reaction has been …Read the Rest