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Click Click Click

There’s a lot on my mind. I click my teeth together. I count in eights as I do it. Eights like in ballet. Always eights in ballet. Eight isn’t odd, but it’s an ok even number, because it’s the number in ballet. Always eights in ballet. I click my teeth …

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I Need A Plan

I need a plan. Any plan will do. My life feels out of control, and the solution, apparently, is planning. Plan. Organize. Collect. Schedule. Document. Track. List. Complete. Repeat. This is, generally, a pretty effective strategy for me. I thrive on routine and ritual, provided I am the one who …

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Turning Off

An enormous part of the autistic reality is living with – and living through – meltdowns and shutdowns. They may be triggered …

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I Stand With Compassion, I Stand Against Aggression

I did not see the Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism explosion/implosion/drama/discussion that happened this weekend, and I’m glad I missed it. I …

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In Defense of Beautiful Things

Or more accurately: in defense of lovers of beautiful things. No one really speaks out against the existence of beautiful things, but …

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When Platitudes Don’t Apply

Trigger warning: Discussion of mental illness and suicide. Two weeks after Robin Williams’ suicide, the public outcries of “get help!” and “suicide …

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