Anxiety and girls

Anxiety. Such a heavy word for many people, including me. Like I’ve said in the past, I think we’re all on the spectrum, I think we all have anxiety. The difference is that it manifest’s itself differently for everyone.

This article, entitled “When Girls with Autism Mask How They’re Feeling” by J.L. Dark over at The Mighty, talks about those with autism and anxiety. Now I know my daughter has anxiety, the question to me has always been, is she on the spectrum?

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Autism Librarian

 

 

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Hollywood and autism

I found this article very interesting. To those of us with someone who is autistic or perhaps know someone who is autistic, there is a saying that goes when you know one person with autism, you know one person with autism. In other words, everyone with autism is different.

What this article points out is how many of the characters we see in movies and in television, that portray someone that is either autistic or on the spectrum, are in fact very similar. In turn, what that does is limits people understanding of autism.

The article is entitled “Is Hollywood’s Portrayal of Autism Fair” by Shaun Heasley over at Disability Scoop. Definitely worth the read for everyone.

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Autism Librarian

Anxiety

Tonight rather posting something on autism, I thought I would post about anxiety. With my son, it goes hand in hand but really, isn’t it something we all deal with, just to different degrees? So maybe I am writing about autism and then maybe we’re all on the spectrum?

For Kristen Scheid-Fox, it’s something that she seems to deal with from the moment she gets up to when she falls asleep. The article is entitled “When the ‘Anxiety Dam’ Breaks” and again, it over at The Mighty. Wow!

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Autism Librarian

Autism neurodiversity

I found this website today with the title The Mighty, which has the tag line of We face disability, disease and mental illness together. Among the articles I read today was one entitled “Comic Redesigns the Autism Spectrum to Crush Stereotypes” by the Mighty Staff.

The one phrase that stuck out to me (which is towards the bottom of the article) was neurodiverse. I mean, after all, aren’t we all neurodiverse?

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Autism Librarian

Odds on autism

So as World Autism Awareness Day approaches on April 2nd, the news comes out that the numbers have gone down once again. As someone who lives with autism every day, while the numbers are sort of mind numbing, they also scare me.

The headline 1 in 68 is all over the internet but I found the article  “1 in 68 US Kids Has Autism Spectrum Disorder” over at  LiveScience by Bahar Gholipour.

I also read this article that didn’t appear to get quite the same coverage yet is also important. The article is “Autism May be Tied to Flawed Prenatal Brain Growth” over at ABC News by Lindsey Tanner.

Wow!

 

Autism Librarian