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Joelle Lester
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Let's Talk About Friends
I am never anyone's first choice to hang out with. Unless it is specific to a common interest. Which is funny to me because if I do get invited and end up not going for one reason or another they generally attempt to guilt me over it. I wonder if it's becau...
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When you can't pass anymore
I really feel that you can only pass as neurotypical for so long and then life becomes overwhelming. I used to hate naps, they disoriented me, disturbed the flow of the day, and wasted precious time when I could be doing things. I have found that lately if ...
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Autism Acceptance Day 2016
Crossposted from my personal facebook page Yesterday was autism acceptance day but I was busy crafting for a Harry Potter baby shower and didn't feel like acknowledging it. I try to be very open about our life and the part of it that is autism because the...
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Owning Your Shit
I have this grand life philosophy that everything goes better if you just own your shit. I do not mean this in the way a lot of people do, you hear it all the time, "I'm just a bitch", "I'm just an asshole", "It's just who I am, I 'm not gonna be fake". See...
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I met Temple Grandin
She spoke Monday at the First Annual Alaska Autism Conference. Dr. Grandin is a professor at a university that UAF partners with and so they somehow talked her into coming here. The conference was okay. The best part of it was meeting Dr. Grandin and gettin...
I met Temple Grandin
I met Temple Grandin
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Sometimes it's Exhausting
I took D to her initial appointment. Turns out I should have gone alone, I talked about her in front of her the whole time and it was so awkward. I thought she was supposed to be there. The person we saw apologized and said he'll talk to the receptionist ab...
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It's Official
Turns out I was right, I am autistic. I really don't have much to say about it. I knew that I am, I just needed the validation. You know what was nice? That sense of relief I expected when A was diagnosed but never felt. I got to feel that this time. Now to...
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My Head is Kind of Crazy
My head is a jumbled up mess right now. When I'm advocating for myself of my children it's hard for me to step back and see the bigger picture. I know I am fine, I know my kids are fine, I don't think we are monsters that need to be fixed. However when I am...
My Head is Kind of Crazy
My Head is Kind of Crazy
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