I’m Willing To Admit The Link Between Autism &Asperger’s, But…

I have been on the fence about folding Asperger’s into the Autism Spectrum as I see only disadvantages to us Aspies by doing that. Especially since, to the public, Autism is seen as a young person crouching in the corner twitching and babbling. Many Aspies are in fact are in the upper echelons of IQ and can do many things better than most others (called … Continue reading I’m Willing To Admit The Link Between Autism &Asperger’s, But…

Unmasked vs Unhinged.

As far as I am concerned, everyone wears a mask. It is just the way we cope in the world. I have read so many articles in the last few months from those who have autism about wanting to tear off their mask and become their “real” selves. If everybody did that, the world would become totally unhinged and chaos would likely become the norm. … Continue reading Unmasked vs Unhinged.

Here’s To You Greta…

You came on the world scene at the age of 11 when you started school strikes to do what you could to make people pay attention to climate change. You stopped eating and talking and fell into depression that scared your parents. You proved that even at 11 you could do your part. Even though you were autistic, you could get people top pay attention … Continue reading Here’s To You Greta…

Goats & Aspies…

It takes a certain type of person to appreciate goats. Let’s face it, for some of us, all they do is eat, poop, and are generally nasty. But some others just love them despite, or maybe because of these characteristics. I think the same thing kinda applies to Aspies too. We, on the Autism spectrum, are blunt with our words and sometimes incorrigible. We don’t … Continue reading Goats & Aspies…

I’m Still On The Fence With This Autism Thing…

I have done a lot of reading about Asperger’s Syndrome and convinced that I have had many of those typical traits throughout my life, but only in the last decade found that they had a name. Now, the experts have decided that Asperger’s doesn’t exist anymore, it has been swallowed up by the general term autism. To me, that is about the same as saying … Continue reading I’m Still On The Fence With This Autism Thing…

“Favorites” Sunday

For the next few Sundays I am going to be looking back at the 10+ years of RJsCorner to resurrect some of my favorite posts from the past. I mean those posts where I swell up when I read them again. The first of those favorites is what this post is all about.

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This N’ That Sunday- About Amazon (and other such things)

I saw an article in the New York Times recently about how a new orthopedic clinic contacted Amazon to find out who bought knee-braces in their area. After paying a fee Amazon sent that info along with names and addresses of the customers. The new clinic then sent mail to just that select group instead of flooding the area with their advertisements. I guess some … Continue reading This N’ That Sunday- About Amazon (and other such things)

Autism In The Elderly?

When I got a recent comment from one of my regular viewers I realized it was time for another post about Autism. This one is about senior citizens who are autistic but are generally undiagnosed.¬† A recognized statistics is that there are over a million of us that are autistic in the Baby Boomer generation alone. Even if those million were suddenly officially diagnosed to … Continue reading Autism In The Elderly?

Autism and Meltdown

Being a person with some strong Aspie traits, I just don’t handle stressful situations well.¬† Fortunately, I don’t totally lose it as the word meltdown infers but I quit acting like an adult and instead am a panicked kid. In autism studies, these episodes are called meltdowns so I will call them that for the purposes of this post. One of my most prominent stressors … Continue reading Autism and Meltdown

Autism & Sensory Sensitivity

It has been a while since I put out a post about Autism concentrating primarily on Aspbergers’ Syndrome. This post will be about sensory sensitivity.¬† Of course, that means being sensitive to sight, touch, taste, sound, and smell and is often a symptom of Autism. I continue to discover new traits in my life that point me to Aspbergers. This one came from a billboard … Continue reading Autism & Sensory Sensitivity

A Touch of Austism…

I have previously discovered¬†that¬†I have some characteristics that are identified with Asperger’s Syndrome which is part of the Autism spectrum. As a result, I have been more deeply studying¬†the topic. I don’t call myself an Aspie as¬†I have not¬†been formally¬†diagnosed¬†with¬†that condition but, I am¬†certain¬† I have common traits with it. I have recently discovered that¬†there is¬†a LOT of¬†variation¬†in what¬†people¬†say is the definition of autism. Here¬†is¬†a … Continue reading A Touch of Austism…