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Autism and mirroring

Originally posted on the silent wave:
I was learning how to be a doctor.  I was steeped in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, clinical diagnosis, physical diagnosis, pediatrics, geriatrics, and plenty of “this factoid will likely show up on boards.  Hint” moments.  The blood (draws), sweat, and tears I was putting into this eight-year project held great…

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The Autistic Man

Originally posted on Musings Of An Autistic Mind:
No one considers The plight of man The autistic man Cunning but curious At the things he must do To feel such emotion Power and powerlessness In the palm on control He never knew We grow up as outcasts Because we don’t know How to play Special…

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Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism (Warning: Long post)

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Permanent Sterilization

Originally posted on Atypical Female:
I decided long ago that having a child is just not something I wish to do. I have not wavered from this choice. I have never received so much unwarranted judgement for a seriously personal decision. It is fascinating how people seem to take this news. Like that it in…

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Permanent Sterilization: Part II

Originally posted on Atypical Female:
? As I’ve stated in part I of this post series, having children is something I do not ever wish to do. I have made it 27 years and have not swayed from this decision. So, why deal with the stresses of menstruation, monstrous cramps, bloating, tampons and birth control…

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The Power of Positive Visualization

Originally posted on Dr. Eric Perry:
By Eric Perry, PhD-c “Logic will get you from A to B, imagination will take you everywhere.” ~Albert Einstein In my professional life, I recommend to my patients that they practice a bit of time travel. I ask them to imagine traveling into the future and to make positive…

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On “The Spectrum”

Originally posted on Eclectic Autistic:
I like the phrase “autism spectrum.” I use it in the tagline of this blog (“Days in the life of an adult on the spectrum”), and “on the autism spectrum” (or just “on the spectrum”) is my go-to substitute for “autistic” when I want to switch things up a bit.…