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Autistic Women, Pregnancy and Motherhood – Lana Grant

February 16, 2017 Spectrum Women

I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in 2007 at the age of 38. I was already a mother of five children when I received my diagnosis. The process was not straightforward and it followed on, as is quite common, from one of my son’s diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. Two years later I was pregnant with my youngest child. As I had my diagnosis I decided to use Mr. Google to see if I could connect with other autistic, pregnant women. Unfortunately, the results returned were not exactly what I was looking for. If you type in pregnant + autistic you […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Am I Autistic? by Lydia Andal

January 19, 2017 Spectrum Women

AM I AUTISTIC? A guide to Autism & Asperger’s Self-Diagnosis for Adults By Lydia Andal Published by New Idealist Limited, London Review by Terri Mayne International Aspergirl Society UK Ambassador    “Am I Autistic?” is a refreshing and positive book about autism in adults, focusing on autistic adults without learning difficulties. What makes this book stand out is that the author demonstrates the things that autistics can do, and do well, and not just what they can’t do. Lydia Andal uses the phrase “Professional Autistic” to perfectly describe the autistic who has a career, lives independently yet may find it difficult […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The A to Z of ASDs, Aunt Aspie’s Guide to Life by Rudy Simone

December 30, 2016 Spectrum Women

Review by Jen Elcheson International Aspergirl Society Ambassador Western Canada Have you ever wondered if there was an easy to navigate dictionary that also worked as a guidebook for all things pertaining to being on the autism spectrum? Aunt Aspie aka Rudy Simone, Aspergirl Agony Aunt extraordinaire and bestselling author of many books on Asperger’s, has you covered.  Aunt Aspie’s Guide to Life is a comprehensive, straightforward, and witty tome that can be read in any order one wishes. With a variety of relevant A to Z topics arranged alphabetically from ‘abnormal’ to ‘zen meditation’, it aims to educate and enlighten, and […]

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Silent Night by Rachael Lee Harris

December 2, 2016 Spectrum Women

I went to the supermarket the other day and was delighted to see the glittering golden tinsel wrapped round a display of fruit mince pies and plum puddings, and in the far corner stacked high, tins of Danish butter biscuits towered like a sweet skyline, and the soft strains of Silent Night poured over the sound system – it was music to my eyes and ears! It is so easy for anyone to get caught up in the rush to buy presents and to post Christmas cards, and for those of us on the autism spectrum it is not unusual […]

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Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ~ Lisa Morgan M.Ed.

November 20, 2016 Spectrum Women

An Insider Guide for Individuals, Family, Friends, and Professional Responders Losing someone to suicide brings daily tribulations and long-term challenges. These challenges are exacerbated when you have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book looks at how suicide loss is experienced and processed by people who have ASD, and how they can be supported by those around them. Losing someone to suicide can open up a world of pain, confusion and grief, and for people with ASDs, the effect can be acute and extremely challenging. Reaching out to fellow Aspies, Lisa Morgan proffers her insight and advice to ensure that others […]

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 […]

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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/

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

September 22, 2016 Spectrum Women

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 […]

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LIFE – Beck Kelly

September 18, 2016 Spectrum Women

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 […]

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AUTISM IN THE WORKPLACE – MAURA CAMPBELL

September 8, 2016 Spectrum Women

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 […]

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