Autism Awareness Month Post Nine: Saying Thanks To My Blogger Community

Until I discovered myself as a writer. Until I discovered my voice as an Aspergian poet. Until I realized the story I had to tell, I didn’t know who I was, what I was here for, and what life really meant. I was lost, but the blogging community became my home, and over the last […]

Autism Awareness Month Post Seven: Autism Speaks Replies To My Letter

Three days ago, I sent a letter to Autism Speaks in regards to their 2014 financial statements, along with their co-founder’s statements about autism (https://marylandpoetblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/autism-awareness-month-post-three-an-open-letter-to-autism-speaks/). Thursday night, they responded with this: Hi there, Thanks for reaching out to Autism Speaks and sharing this feedback. I am happy to share some information to help address these […]

Autism Awareness Month Post Five: Things I Love About Being On The Spectrum

Anxiety. Rigid thinking. Rigid acting. Inability to deal with sudden change. Aspergers gets a bad rep, in my opinion. Sure, I’ll probably never have any friends, and a future by myself seems more and more likely by the day, but that’s just one percent of life as an Aspergian. There are ALOT of benefits actually […]

Autism Awareness Month Post Two: The Puzzle Piece Is Derogatory

The puzzle piece is the most derogatory symbol you could give us as if we are broken as if we need a place and as if we are different stop treating us as if we’re a completely different race preach awareness until your lungs bleed but our strengths you never will see knowledge without wisdom […]

Walking Against The Traffic: My Life On The Spectrum

The lights are everywhere and they bother me too many, too sudden and glaring bright, they make it hard to see the cars speed past, kicking up dust along the way they stare at me in silence but I have nothing to say they eat into my soul these people I don’t know and I […]

I Have Aspergers, And I Hate Myself Most Of The Time

  So, where did we leave off My eyes always drift to the edges of the room which is probably why everything always seems to end so soon Oops, I guess I forgot to say that I have Aspergers so I really don’t understand your way I’m on the autism spectrum and I hate myself […]