Autism

I did what anyone does when they think they might have something, but they’re not quite sure: I Googled “women autism symptoms.”

Like A Diamond: What It's Like To Live With Autism As A Woman

I did what anyone does when they think they might have something, but they’re not quite sure: I Googled “women autism symptoms.” Read...
Veneranda Aguirre of The Refresh    |   01.7.19   |   SHARE
Minds
5. Are you taking care of yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions About My Neurodivergent Kid That Shouldn't Be Asked So Frequently

Every time I complain about the difficulty of parenting, whether the child is neurodivergent or absolutely 100% neurotypical, someone drops in my Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
Families
art by Julia Green

Why I Took Screens Away From My Kids Even Though They Freaked The F*&k Out

Taking screens away from my kids was no easy feat, especially for the kid who we so often need a break from. This is hard, but isn’t it all? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.4.18   |   SHARE
Mommamental
I'm 44 and I’ve been in second grade for eight days. What about my child? Well, she’s been in second grade for eight days, too.

Why I Am In Second Grade At Age 44

I'm 44 and I’ve been in second grade for eight days. What about my child? Well, she’s been in second grade for eight days, too. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.29.18   |   SHARE
What even is "normal?"

Why "Neurodivergent" Is The Best Term To Use For Autistic Or Special Needs Kids

What even is “normal?” My sister-in-law used to say “normal is just a setting on the washing machine.” I looked recently. my washing machine doesn’t Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.23.18   |   SHARE
Minds
Growing up I thought autism was just for folks like Rain Man.

How Walk-It-Off Culture Delayed My Autism Diagnosis  

Growing up I thought autism was just for folks like Rain Man, but my friends helped me realize that autism is a spectrum. Read...
Tris Mamone    |   12.18.17   |   SHARE
Minds
Halloween is my favorite time of year, and I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I’m autistic.

I'm Autistic, And Halloween Is My Favorite Time Of Year

Halloween can be an autistic person’s worst nightmare with the sensory overload. Yet, I'm autistic and Halloween is my favorite time of year. Read...
Alaina Leary    |   10.31.17   |   SHARE
Voices

Growing Up With Autism And ADHD, I Had To Adapt My Own Education

The education system isn’t designed for students like me. From as early as preschool up through my master’s degree, I struggled in a traditional Read...
Alaina Leary    |   08.14.17   |   SHARE