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Control the Uncontrollable

(Cross-posted on A[Squared] - Life with Autism and Anxiety ) One of the most painful things that I’ve learned living with autism is the misnomer that neuro-typical people think that people with ASD can simply control their symptoms. The psychological and physical outbursts that stem from having autism are somehow controllable in the minds of a majority… Continue reading Control the Uncontrollable

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Neuro-typical Privilege

I've started a blog that deals strictly with Autism and Anxiety and how my life, and others are affected by it while living in a near-typical world. Please feel free to follow my new blog and share it. If you would like to share something that's happened to you as a non-neuro-typical individual, please feel… Continue reading Neuro-typical Privilege

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Stardust

The superpower of normalcy would definitely be life-changing, and for the better some would say; however, it would drastically change who and what I am. It would make my life easier, and I would be able to interact with people in ways that I've only dreamed of. Society would no longer be a vast mystery of human rituals and confusing interactions leaving me in a chaotic state of upset. Yet I would no longer be able to be a voice for those like me who could not speak. As great as having any superpower would be, in the end, I prefer to just by myself. After all, we're nothing more than a culmination of our experiences and stardust, and I like being stardust.

Autism · Aydan's Life · Civil RIghts · Discrimination · Healthcare · LGBT · LGBT Rights · Transgender · Transgender Health

Medical Nightmare

The recurring theme in healthcare when it comes to being transgender is either lack of knowledge or outright discrimination, both of which I have experienced at the hands of doctors sworn to first do no harm according to the Hippocratic oath traditionally taken by doctors. The most recent case of discrimination I've experienced has been… Continue reading Medical Nightmare

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#SheCantBeAutistic

I can't count how many times I have had someone tell me that I couldn't possibly be autistic because I didn't "act" like it. I have even had people tell me that my son wasn't autistic by one of his previous teachers because "she knew autism and she just didn't see it" in my son.… Continue reading #SheCantBeAutistic

Aydan's Life · Depression · Discrimination

Gypsy

More often than not I’ve been homeless, I’ve never really stayed in one place more than two years since high school. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I moved around a lot when I was growing up, the fact that I’ve never really felt at home anywhere I’ve lived, or the fact that… Continue reading Gypsy

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Change of Scenery

Life has a funny way of taking plans, tearing them up, and then throwing them back in your face. This really seems to happen to anything that I plan. Back in June my family was supposed to move to Arkansas. I had planned for it. I even waited until school was let out to plan… Continue reading Change of Scenery