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Time After Time

There’s a good-natured running joke in my family about me and my odd relationship between punctuality and lateness. They laugh that since I was born a little bit early, I’ve been making up for it ever since by running late. It’s funny because there’s truth in it. As an autistic woman with time agnosia, I […]

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Guest Post: Dear Autism Expert

The following is a guest post submitted by Xeniphia. Dear Autism Expert who thinks I’m coddling my likely autistic children by still lying down with them each night until they fall asleep, I know that look that you get on your face, and the irritation in your eyes, and what it means when you look […]

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Come back home and rest

Once, my family life looked like this: two working parents, one child in kindergarten, playgroup, soccer, music, and playdates with friends in-between. We were stressed, we were exhausted, we were constantly melting down, and we were taking medication to cope. We are all neurodivergent. Identifying and understanding our neurodivergence has created space for some significant […]