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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Looking outside the box

Neurodiversity seems to be a word that resonates exclusively within the autism community. I've noticed a lot when an individual states that he for the neurodiverse that he also some how related to the Autism community. 

I've noticed this monopoly, and I don't know if I quiet like it

I found this blog last night (late at night) and I was pleasantly surprised. When you assumed that neurodiversity seems to be an autism only phenomenon, find someone else outside of the autism community that supports neurodiversity is quite reassuring. 

We go on how neurodiversity celebrates those with alter-neurologies but when we look at the people that are part of the movement and advocate it we just seem bland trail of people only connected by autism. Now I do know about the 'Rett Devil' and several people that have synthesia and ADD which is wonderful and I am proud of that, but it feels so one sided. Where are other supporters around the developmental disability community? Are there parents with Down's syndrome children that support neurodiversity? William's syndrome or Angleman's? Fragile X even? 

I am rather curious to see who else advocate's neurodiversity...I don't want to believe it's just an autism only movement. Who else with in the DD community advocates it? 

Thursday, February 11, 2010


It's the early half of morning as I sit on a Aero-bed and drink coffee. A lot of things happened which allowed me to reside with Katie my younger sister. 

First, was yesterday when Husband-That-Shalt-Not-Be-Named lost his job. You can assume some of the dialogue and make estimations on how mad I was. I was mad because he lost job yes but most how it echoed the fact I am working my ass off not to get fired and hell according to his performance reviews he was slacking off and making mistakes. 


So now I am with my sister after she suggest I stay with her to make things more comfortable. I agreed. Now the change of moving to my dad's is linked with the change of moving with my sister for the rest of February. I am quite overwhelmed. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This just makes me feel weird

Am I the only one who has the O.o face through this thread?

Honestly some days after reading so many news articles that have headlines like "Autisic boy kills mother" or "autistic boy charged with assult" or the like. I rather have the "Happy sunshine" trope than the "Souless monster trope" 

Autism is no walk in the park at all, but I rather have sunshine and roses portrayal than the ones I see all the time. 

Sunday, February 7, 2010


The late afternoon sun cast an orange shadow on the blue icy walls of Tikaani's home. Exhaling a low sigh, the young man sunk himself deeper into the warm but salty water.
Not quite the ocean but close enough, Tikaani shut his eyes for a moment but when he opened them the shadow was gone. It confused him. What happened to it? Why did it leave? Tikaani missed the warm vermillion glow of the setting sun, on the pale walls. He made a soft moan and dripped some of the water on to the floor. Watching it drip from his finger in steady consistent patterns.
Sometimes ideas can be like shadows. One minute there are there the next the evaporate and you spent all day trying to remember what it was to bring back that elusive shadow. My words are like that. Shadows that come and go. Some days I can remember things clearly and speak. Other days the shadows are gone and things are overcast. There are things that are Not-Quite-Real and things that Real-But-Not-Seen. Shadows tend to fall into the Not-Quite-Real page. You can't touch one, or move it, but you can see it and change it to some degree. Words are also Not-Quite-Real. The have no form, no shape but people are so controlled by them. Why?

Diving back into the water Tikaani let thoughts drift...like late afternoon shadows.

As the late afternoon drifts on and the day continue to drip like water. I sigh as I procrastinate in packing and organizing thing. My evaluation for my job is coming up and I feel nervous but not scared. More nervous with uncertainty than anything else. Security is a lot like Tikaani's thoughts on "shadows" it's elusive and hard to contain and maybe it's "Not-Quite-Real" I find it hard to feel secure with my job, with my homelife with my blog. It's elusive and you can't quite touch it. The unknown of it all is like unsolvable puzzle. You can't make heads or tails of it and you spend hours predicting it. Honestly I fear the unknown. So do many NTs too.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How to ride COTA and Imbolc blues

I did a social story project for my job I finished it last night and turned it in today I think it did well there are something that I want to fix but other than that I really like how it turned out.
I hope all the parents here can use it for their kids :3

In other news. I had an epic meltdown ): the kind in which I am incoherent and sobbing. I lost my cellphone on the road I found it but I was all DDDD: for twenty mins. I missed my ritual as well so I am kinda glum too. I'm probably going to eat something and write hopefully a distraction would be good.