Category Archives: Neurotypical

The Neurotypical Wife: Welcome to Las Vegas

I was reading another hilarious post by The Neurotypical Wife and I requested, “Please – oh please – do you think it might be possible that this could be made available in a graphic or a letter that I could … Continue reading

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Easy Silence Part 2: The Yin and Yang of Privilege and Empowerment

I have been reflecting on privilege… and perhaps entertaining the loss of it as we work to find our place and way to support others in the autism community. I have been raised with privilege (not riches and extravagance – … Continue reading

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Strengths, Stretches, and Autism: More Lessons from the Thrift-Shop

H and I are the same in many ways: we don’t really like shopping or malls but we love the thrift shop with its lure of the find and the potential of treasure. Buying H’s clothes there means they are … Continue reading

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Karla Fisher and Mark Robert Waldman on God… Big Ideas… the Brain and the connections to Autism

I like Ted Talks… and  I like Karla’s ASD Page on Facebook. When Karla was asking for perspectives on this Ted Talk by Mark Robert Waldman, well – that was a double whammy and much too much to resist! I … Continue reading

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Where choice lives… and thoughts on perspective

Craig and I recently spent two days in Vancouver… deeply engrossed and captivated by the presentations of Michelle Garcia Winner and Carol Gray. On Day 1: Doodle notes by a visual learner  (or a fidgiter??) from my first day of … Continue reading

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Camp Snarfly: Autism and Friendship on The Forest Moon of Endor

The Amazing Craig says it’s a do-over! At our house a do-over has a couple of meanings: the first would be an opportunity to try something again and make it better, as a social repair action after a misread – … Continue reading

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Listening to Autism: A letter from Mrs. Teacher Lady

The following post has been written by an adult woman with whom I have had the privilege to correspond. She recently contacted me to share how reading other perspectives impacts her in a positive way. I asked her if she … Continue reading

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Preoccupation with another layer of autism stigma: Crap…this goes deep!

I have been preoccupied with the ideas of self-advocacy lately. I am so motivated to delve into this – to understand more about the developmental components and the building bricks that will support the skills of advocacy.  I know… I … Continue reading

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30 Days of Autism to ‘I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers’: a letter to my son #AutismPositivity2012

To ‘I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers/Autism’: A letter to my son I have written three posts over the past few days… none of them this one. I have worried about saying the wrong thing, offering useless platitudes, or trite … Continue reading

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Appreciate the Big Things: perhaps my shadow traits are showing

This week I am leaving my lovely spring dappled little town on the outskirts of Vancouver, Canada – and heading down to the icy cold of Northern Arizona. Yes! You read that correctly! In my little town, spring is no … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, Arizona, ASD, Aspergers, Autism, Autistic Shadow Traits, Laura Nagle, NAzASA, Neurotypical, promote social understanding, Social cognition, Social Thinking, Teacher | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments