When people interact with me for the first time, they know that I am Blind. Maybe because it’s quite obvious that I have uncontrollable eye movement; maybe it’s because they see me feeling around for stuff as I’m navigating around the environment....
Control — it’s a word with a dirty reputation. If I told you to pull out a sheet of paper for a word association exercise, what other words would you jot down? Maybe toxic, aggressive, jealous? The harmful use of control gets a lot of press, pretty m...
It's really hard to describe autism to people who aren't autistic-- or even who are autistic but have only been exposed to the medical model. But, this tool, your brain story, may help you to better understand yourself or your autistic loved one. ...
This past spring, I wrote a piece about my long struggle with violent, autistic meltdowns. In it, I talk about the problems I’ve had with controlling my autistic meltdowns and basically not breaking things in my house. As I promised in that piece,...