Navigating a Minefield vs Strolling Through the Woods

It occurred to me, after writing my previous post about autistic friends, that I might have made all autistic friendships seem overly simple and easy to navigate. In reality, of course, there are still potential missteps when being friends with and conversing with other autistics - even good long-term autistic friends. We're human and certainly … Continue reading Navigating a Minefield vs Strolling Through the Woods

Words & What They Mean – Perseverate vs Rhapsodize

I've been thinking a fair amount about the meanings of words since last night's #AutBurnout chat. One of the questions was about whether we use the term "special interests" or a different one. My response was: I prefer "focused" to "special" = focused interest, current focus, or current topic(s) of interest are all terms I … Continue reading Words & What They Mean – Perseverate vs Rhapsodize