NEW SERIES

Going over the Autism myths was not an easy thing to do, but I had a feeling in my heart that they had to be discussed. The world’s view on autism is a negative one because of what it sees on the outside of an autistic individual. Unfortunately, people judge a book by its cover and don’t take the time to read the pages. This is why I have started a blog. I thought it would be a great way to show the world that we are just like everyone else. Our minds just function differently.

Speaking of a book’s pages, I am starting a new series called ”Facts About Autism.” I will be discussing 5 facts on five different posts. I will be posting once weekly. The first fact will be available on June 20th. Stay tuned!


4 responses to “NEW SERIES”

  1. Thank you so much for your work on the five myths. It really hits home since I have a daughter on the spectrum and just got my own diagnosis yesterday (I am 50).

    Liz

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  2. I am actually feeling pretty good about my diagnosis. Since I have an autistic daughter, I have been living with autism for about 16 years (she is 18 now and diagnosed at 2 1/2). I saw my diagnosis coming. I had seen an old therapist’s note that indicated she thought I might be (but she never told me) and so I started researching. I took a couple of online tests. And I talked to family and friends. When it because apparent that the consensus was autism, I sought a professional opinion. It has taken a while to get through the process – about six months. Interestingly enough, I was also diagnosed with ADHD – hyperactive/impulsive presentation. The ADHD has actually been a bit harder to swallow. But my husband and older daughter have ADHD, so I have some experience with that too. It doesn’t bother me at all. If anything, I think it is a blessing to know. Now I make sense. Now I can understand why I do things the way I do them. I am just not sure what I am going to do with the information. I am already in therapy and receiving medication, so the question is do I want to change my therapy and how much I want to change it, if I decide to change it. By the way, I have a website that I am working on building that focuses on tools for parents of children with autism. Maybe you could give me some feedback on it.

    Liz

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  3. Wow. Your story is amazing! It feels good to have a support system.

    This is not for everyone, but journaling is what I do for therapy. I write weekly in my journal about life along with its ups and downs. After I finish an entry, a huge weight is lifted and my stress levels drop drastically.

    Beginning a website for parents of children with autism is an awesome idea. Parenting autistic children and parenting while on the spectrum would be amazing niches! For higher traffic, I recommend sharing your posts on Facebook or Tumblr. I use both. This is how I get people to my blog 🙂 Your posts would get noticed by sharing your work. I hope this helps!

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