Personal Blogs

Cherry Blossom Tree – Personal Blog

September 26, 2016 Spectrum Women

Hello, my fellow Spectrum Women!  I am honoured to be included on the Personal Blogs page of this spectacular site.  Like Anonymously Autistic, I too am currently blogging anonymously as Cherry Blossom Tree (Cherry for short, if you like), as I was recently diagnosed on 11th August and am still learning about how to present myself as an Aspie Woman on the Internet.  I write about my life experiences as an American expat living in the UK, from raging rants to exuberant exultations, and I have a parallel running Facebook page where I share articles I’ve come across which I feel are helpful […]

Personal Blogs

Anonymously Autistic – Personal Blog

September 25, 2016 Spectrum Women

Call me Anna. Anna is NOT my real name, but I really am Autistic. In order to preserve the most true and accurate accounts of my life, and the lives of those around me I have decided to maintain this blog anonymously. Writing is therapy, and unfortunately I am not ready to come out of the “Autistic Closet” just yet. Hopefully something that I have to share might be helpful to you in your life. With love, Anonymously Autistic “Anna” Reproduced from Anonymously Autistic https://anonymouslyautistic.net/

Featured

Glad Tidings From a Late-Age Diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome – Samantha Craft

September 22, 2016 Sam Craft

It took me 4.5 years to process my diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. For a short stretch of my life, I lived and breathed all things autism. Social media and blogging became my staples. Blogging transitioned into publishing my first book—and my first book, into further autism saturation. Much like a plunging, yellow-feathered duck, I dipped and dipped into the waters; only, my waters were autism spectrum disorders (ASD). I’m on the shoreline now, fairly dried, and extremely rinsed. Accordingly, I am reclaiming aspects of myself that I left behind, when the diagnostic-winds first came, at the age of 44, (shortly […]

Latest News

LIFE – Beck Kelly

September 18, 2016 Beck Kelly

There are key moments in my life that I love to get flashes of remembrance for. Little passages in time that I am reminded of by smells, textures, visual imagery and memories. These are what I call my good days. But with the good, there is also the bad. Those memories of incidents that I wish I could take a cheese grater to my brain to erase. These are what I call my hell days. For some time I have struggled with the concept of “Letting go.” I have done the tried and tested therapy and counseling. This usually ends […]

Employment

AUTISM IN THE WORKPLACE – MAURA CAMPBELL

September 8, 2016 Maura Campbell

I was born with the social skills of a used teabag. Seriously, I thought maybe the other kids in school had been handed a manual on “peopling” one day when I was off sick or something.  But thankfully I’ve learned enough over the years to “pass” when I need or want to, mostly through trial and (lots of) error or by observing other people. I’m at a point now where I can function pretty well socially; it just takes a hell of a lot of effort to do it and I have to be selective in how and when I […]

Personal Blogs

EVERYDAY ASPIE – SAMANTHA CRAFT

September 5, 2016 Spectrum Women

Personal Blog by Samantha Craft – Everyday Aspie Whenever I see the word “About” I hear the Hokey Pokey in my mind… and turn yourself around…that’s what it’s all about! So now I am in a circle putting my right hand in and my right hand out. Dang visual memory and dang connection to song lyrics. Tis my life. Bouncing random words with their own personality, agenda and ‘irky-ness.’ Excerpt from Everyday Aspie https://everydayaspie.wordpress.com/

Interviews

Asperger’s on the Inside – A Candid Interview with Author Michelle Vines

September 1, 2016 Barb Cook

“Asperger’s on the Inside is an acutely honest and often highly entertaining memoir by Michelle Vines about life with Asperger’s Syndrome. The book follows Michelle in exploring her past and takes the reader with her on her journey to receiving and accepting her diagnosis. Instead of rehashing widely available Asperger’s information, Michelle focuses on discussing the thoughts, feelings and ideas that go along with being an Aspie, giving us a rare peek into what it really feels like to be a person on the spectrum.” – courtesy of Amazon.com Welcome Michelle from Spectrum Women Magazine and myself Barb Cook. Thank […]