I had a meltdown today. This is what it is like for me. We often put autism on parade through television and social media, as we portray the meltdown as uncontrollable violent outbursts that endanger everyone around them. Meltdowns happen to just about every autistic person, and is the term used to describe any kind of … Continue reading Inside a Meltdown with Autism.
How a road trip with a friend softened the emotional confusion of autism. It is not often one gets to travel to a foreign country with a local guide. Locals can pull you away from the negative chaos of tourist traps and help set you in motion with the rhythm of the the local vibe. … Continue reading A college bound teen, a pirate, & a Toronto sunset.
I am Laura Nadine, entrepreneur, single mother of two children, and I am autistic. Autism has made it into the news quite a bit over the past decade, and most recently under the hashtag #BoycottAutismSpeaks. Despite the seemingly sudden growth of Boycott Autism Speaks, this fight is not new. Back in May of 2013, I … Continue reading Boycotting Autism Speaks is not enough.
It is considered polite to offer people a snack when they are a guest at your house. If they accept, you must also provide drinks and napkins, otherwise you will have to keep getting up to get them things.