Society has a very, very long way to go as far as understanding what “disabled”1 truly means. Among other things, they think of people in wheelchairs, people who have a certain sort of facial appearance, or people who don’t speak in a normal manner. Having a “hidden disability” is difficult to deal with because people expect one to perform physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially within certain parameters, and they get frustrated and even angry when the disabled individual does not meet their standards. Continue reading But you don’t “look disabled”
I began this blog intending to post new content approximately once every 7-10 days. However, I’ve had a couple of health scares to deal with. Thankfully, everything worked out. One scare was only a scare, and the other will require vigilant monitoring but is fixed for now. In other words, I have a clean bill of health, for which I am extremely thankful.
While I prepare my next blog entry, I would like to share this excellent blog by Samantha Craft (a/k/a Sam) entitled “10 Myths About Aspies.” Enjoy and learn!
This quiz is definitely NOT one of those cutesy eight-question quizzes along the lines of “Which cartoon character are you?” This is an actual questionnaire that is being used for research purposes Continue reading The Aspie Quiz (A Research Questionnaire)
I was born in 1965 in a small town in the Midwest. Everyone knew something was “different” about me from the start, but nobody, including me, could pinpoint exactly what that difference was. Continue reading Intro: So who am I and why should you care?