Dec 29, 2020
Creating content for The Autistic Me isn't easy. I'm a perfectionist with low self-esteem, always certain the podcast and blog aren't good enough. Why do I continue producing new content? Because people tell me that The Autistic Me helps them understand autistic experiences.
Dec 15, 2020
Autistic masking and struggles to "fit" into groups leave us exhausted physically and mentally. Learn some tips for self-care and hear some honest reflections on autistic burnout.
Daniel Sansing and Ben Sorensen discuss the autistic need for self-care. Follow Ben at BenSorensen1 on Twitter, Instagram, and...
Nov 24, 2020
Daniel Sansing and I discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic encourages colleges and universities to reconsider how we support autistic students in higher education. Is online education an accommodation or does it leave out important life skills?
Daniel Sansing, MEd., Literacy and Second Language Studies
Nov 18, 2020
I’ve learned a lot about teaching over the last 30 years. Like everyone else, I’ve been learning about teaching since my first day as a student. Unfortunately, the lessons suggest that education is broken, and so is the profession of teaching. Or, as a colleague once told me, “We don’t need no stinking...
Nov 10, 2020
Order matters to me, and it matters to many autistics. We like things done a certain way, especially if there are rules or guidelines provided.
Directions offer rules, or at least some guidelines. Ignoring directions feels wrong to me.