Review Reblog: Nerdy, Shy and Socially Inappropriate by Cynthia Kim

Great review of Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate by Cynthia Kim.

Counterpart found this to be the most helpful book for trying to understand me better ❤ So I wholeheartedly recommend it for allistic (non-autistic) spouses, partners, friends, etc.

I loved it myself too!

autisticzebra

The subtitle for this book is “A User Guide to an Asperger Life” and that pretty much sums it up. It is also a memoir in that the author illustrates the points she is making with anecdotes from her own life.

Because the target audience for this books seems to be, for the main part, other autistics, like me, rather than just those trying to understand them, I found it so much more useful than the self-help type books aimed more at NT parents. Especially as Cynthia was only diagnosed at age 42, and I’m now 41 myself. There is so much useful information here on things like managing sensory issues, on how aging might effect us, on how to manage relationships including marriage.

Again, like all the books I’m reading, I see so much of myself in these pages, even though a lot of situations are different too. For…

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Reblog – I’m conducting a study, care to participate?

A research survey opportunity for anyone who’s interested! You do not need to be Autistic to participate 🙂

Little Miss Aspie

I am conducting a student project entitled “Investigating emotion regulation in adults with and without  Autism Spectrum Conditions”. Do you have a spare 15 minutes to help us with our research? If so please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GHG66PG

If you don’t mind could you share it with those you know? You don’t have to have ASD to participate.

Thank you, and have a great day guys,

Sasha x

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70 of the absolute BEST #ActuallyAutistic blog posts I’ve ever read (300th post)

I don’t usually reblog – preferring to share things on Facebook and Twitter instead – but this is a treasure of resources and as we move towards mid-April, I’d like to boost more actually Autistic voices.

Disclaimer: I’ve not read every single post on this list, but the ones I have read are wonderful and I’m planning to eventually read them all as I’m able to manage it 🙂

the silent wave

In the very first post on this blog and on my currently-pinned Twitter tweet, I state that “The Silent Wave”, on a grander scale, is not about me; it’s about all of us (especially those of us who are either recently diagnosed or otherwise adult-diagnosed on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum), as we find ourselves and chart a new route through the waters of life.

In my attempt to live up to that statement not just by saying it, but by following through with evidential action, I’ve tried to start a little informal tradition in which, every hundredth post or so, I write a post that hands over the megaphone from my loud mouth to the well-deserving voices.  These commemorative posts have actually become my favorite ones to write!

Today, for my 300th post, I’d like to celebrate (oh god, there’s so much to celebrate–the community, the feedback, the cohesion, the variance…

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