Autism is not a disability. I am disabled. I am a veteran. I have PTSD. I have autism. Autism is not my disability. PTSD and clinical depression from living 32 years without having been diagnosed with autism are my disabilities. Two tours in Fallujah, Iraq made my PTSD worse but obvious signs were already there. … Continue reading Autistic Rant 2019
A prison becomes a home when you have the key. - Philip K. Dick There is only one really serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. - Albert Camus I am a veteran, an autistic and have suffered from depression at a young age. If you are a betting man the numbers point to me eventually killing myself. … Continue reading Suicide Rant
I spent much of life with a mind full of certainty. I was certain of who I was and what I was going to do with my life. I was certain I knew how the world worked. I was certainly not happy. It wasn't until I received a diagnosis of ASD when I was in … Continue reading If I Know I Know Nothing What Do I Teach My Kids?
The stereotypical autistic is a teetotaler. Smoke and the taste of alcohol is an offense to their sensory issues. I am not a stereotype. Anyone who knows me from my teen years know that I had a full blown drinking problem by the time I was a junior in high school. That grew into a … Continue reading Autism And Self Medication
https://youtu.be/Qc_204tXHZY?t=53s It is generally accepted that autism affects 1 in 68 kids. A recent study has bumped the frequency up to 1 in 45. Since the first mentions of autism in the 1940's there has been a steady increase in the frequency of diagnosis. While walking to the bus stop this morning I asked my … Continue reading Blade Runner 2018
When I come out as autistic to people I always get the same response, "you don't look autistic." It always strikes me as a weird statement. While there is a study that does claim there is a link to facial features and severity of autism I don't think that is what they are talking about. … Continue reading I Do Look Autistic
I am going to spam the shit out of the internet with rants about being autistic for the month. While the campaign that is going on this month is Autism Awareness Month I would like to push for Autism Acceptance Month. Actually fuck it. Let's just grow up as a species and drop the Autism … Continue reading A Month Of Me Jamming My Autism In Your Face