What is Empathy? Empathy is the feeling associated with being able to understand and identify the feelings and emotions of others. An example would be understanding and making an effort to comfort someone at a time of loss. The supportive person would speak in a calming manner and embrace the person that is grieving orContinue reading “Do Autistic People Lack Empathy?”
Many people with Autism and ADHD have various co-existing conditions and challenges that go along with their primary disabilities. One of the most common challenges that go along with Autism and ADHD is Executive Dysfunction. What Is Executive Dysfunction? Executive Dysfunction is a challenge that affect the individual cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally. They make itContinue reading “Is It Defiance or Executive Dysfunction?”
Many people living with ADHD and Autism love to be creative. They are talented at fine art, crafts, digital art, and so much more. As a woman with ADHD and Autism, I love showing my creative side. I love to sew, cook/bake (yes, I consider food prep as a creative activity!), paint things, jewelry making,Continue reading “How Creativity can Help with Autism and ADHD”
What is Echolalia? Many Autistic people display a behavior called echolalia. It is repeating words they hear from others, or in digital content, such as television, music or video games. They can repeat it right after they hear it, or later on. As an Autistic woman myself, I have this trait too. It is notContinue reading “Is it Echolalia or Just Plain Mimicking?”
On March 25, 2011, I got my first Motorola phone since 2004. After constant nagging, my parents bought me a Motorola Droid X. I fell in love with her as soon as they put me in her hands. I named her “X”. X helped me cope with my Autism and I was able to lowerContinue reading “Nearly 10 Years of Using Motorola/Android”
Writing is a form of self-expression. It is also how we remember important events and tasks. It is also how we remember lessons and work meetings. As a matter of fact, you cannot be successful in life without being able to read or write. Journaling is a good way to relieve stess and tension. TheContinue reading “Bullet Journals, Autism, and ADHD, Oh My!”
At the end of every year, many holidays are being celebrated all over the world from many different religions. December is a month of celebration, gift exchange, festivals, beautiful candles and colored bulbs, feasts, and a time to gather with family, and sing songs about your preferred holiday. In my house, we celebrate Christmas andContinue reading “How I saved Christmas 2020”
Everyone is affected by COVID-19, but the people that are really struggling more than others are the elderly, people with disabilities, mentally ill people, and children. Autistic people live by a set of their own rules and a routine that they need to follow, in order to function. If they deviate from their everyday routine,Continue reading “Autism and COVID-19”
Many Autistic and ADHD people get bullied for being unique, and for the way their Autism and ADHD affects them. Bullying isn’t your typical name-calling and joking around. As a matter affect, bullying can take the form of physical and mental abuse and is very damaging, both emotionally and physically. I was a victim ofContinue reading “Bullying Is Destructive”
Many Autistic people have interests that pertain to unique subjects. To many, they are referred to as “obsessions”, which is not the correct wording for these interests. Not only is it rude to call it an obsession, but also, it invalidates their interests and makes it look like there’s something wrong with that person forContinue reading “The Importance of Special Interests”
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