Blogs

Vacation Struggles, Planning, and Preparation for a Trip

Out- of-Sync Woman blogs about what she learned about herself during her most recent trip and shares some of the ideas she thought of after it. She wonders if these ideas would have helped make the trip better for her in the first place.

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The Nickelodeon Documentary and My Feelings About It

Annie Snow blogs about her thoughts and feelings on the recent Nickelodeon documentary. She was surprised and shocked by the way Nickelodeon treated their child actors. She feels strongly that more should have been done to protect these kids.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Turning Pain into Strength

Teresa touches on her struggles regarding her mental health over the last few months. She found it hard to blog about these experiences and to be honest with others about how she's feeling. She often worries about how others might react to her.

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The 19th Annual Logan’s Run and Walk

Thomas blogs about the 19th annual Logan's Run and Walk for Autism Acceptance. He goes into detail about his role in making this race possible and the tasks he needed to get done before the race could start. He is very proud of what he achieved with the other directors on the board.

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The Accessibility of Advocacy

Rachel blogs about the costs of being a self-advocate in terms of time, money, and mental energy. She writes about the work and effort that was used to attend the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington DC. Rachel believes that being a self-advocate should be more accessible so more people can be heard.

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Coming to Terms with Changing Needs

After many years of not feeling comfortable taking any medications, Out-of-Sync Woman has recently come to the conclusion that she needs certain prescription drugs to live a healthy and productive life.

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In Awe of An Eclipse

Awe is the best word to explain what Out- of- Sync Woman felt on April 8th when she saw the total eclipse of the sun. She goes into more details about the day of the eclipse in this blog.

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Loving Yourself as Yourself

Like a lot of people, Sarah's body has changed over the years. Her mental body image, stress, and eating habits changed too. As time went on, she realized that she had developed some bad habits. She was able to ask her parents for help and support during that time. She learned a lot of helpful ways to stay healthy.

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Being a Part of the Autism Community

Penny often used to feel different from her peers before she got her autism diagnosis. After she received it, she was able join two autism groups that she really enjoys a lot, where she feels heard and understood. She's proud to be a member of this fantastic community!

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Getting Along in the Online Autistic Community

Rachel blogs about the many positives and negatives of the online autism community that she's experienced. Like most things in life, there are lots of opinions about what means to have autism. She has learned to pick her battles wisely.

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Autism Awareness Month: What Being Autistic Means to Me

Annie wants readers to know that being part of the autistic community is a good thing. Having autism doesn’t make you different, it just makes you unique in your own way!

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How Has Being a Part of the Autism Community Impacted You?

Thomas blogs about his "100% positive" experience as a member of the autistic community. His diagnosis allowed him to gain a better understanding of himself, opened new doors to share his story and use his leadership skills, and provided him with long-lasting friendships!

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Being a Part of the Autism Community: The Positives, Negatives, and My Indifference

Anne gives her honest opinion how being in the autistic community has impacted her. While there have been lots of positives as she's learned to better understand and express herself, there are also negatives to this as well. However, from her experiences these negatives often come from outside individuals or organizations who don't truly understand autism.

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Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

Teresa blogs about how autism has impacted her and how her life has changed since her diagnosis two years ago. Despite its challenges, she wouldn't change this part about herself. She's learned a lot about herself and autism since then, but the most important thing it's taught her, is to never give up!

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Entering a New Decade: How Has Autism Impacted Me

Khylil reflects on what it's like to have autism and how his perception of it has changed as he's grown up. His mom helped him realize that being autistic is "au-some" and in some ways like a superpower. This realization has allowed him to feel closer to himself and more confident. He now spends a lot of time self-reflecting lately on his journeys of weight loss, mental growth, and maturity as an autistic adult.

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