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I created this website to help spread information about autism, especially for late-diagnosed adults. You will find posts about what it’s like being autistic, the history of autism, current autism advocacy, and much more in my blog section. Please feel free to leave comments as I’m always happy to answer questions and take part in thoughtful discourse!

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Eating with Autism

Many autistic people struggle with eating and are often termed “picky-eaters”, but the issue is much more complicated than stubbornness alone. I have been a picky eater my entire life. And, while some of my stranger food habits may have gone unnoticed during childhood or brushed off as typical childhood food aversions, their continuation intoContinue reading “Eating with Autism”

Animals and Autism

Although autistic people have long been considered to be lacking in empathy, the strong bonds between many autistic people and animals supports an alternate theory. As many people in the autism community know, there is great variation on the autism spectrum. When it comes to animals, some autistics find animal relationships not only more tolerableContinue reading “Animals and Autism”

“What Is Autism?”

It might seem like a funny question at first. After all, most people have heard of autism. But, despite public awareness, most people don’t actually know that much about autism. Although the world has known about autism for some time, its description and diagnostic criteria has changed significantly throughout history. The second edition of theContinue reading ““What Is Autism?””

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