I have struggled, am struggling and will continue to struggle with keeping my adult autistic daughter at her apartment during this COVID-19 outbreak. She is unable to attend any sort of day program (which are all closed due to the virus, anyway) and instead fills her days with a meticulous calendar of events all of […]Read more "Your COVID-19 New Normal is My Regular Normal."
I know a lot of you are freaking out over COVID-19 right now. I see my middle-aged buds with no mitigating health issues making trips to Costco like Jesus is coming. I see you. I know something about panic. I’ve watched helplessly as my autistic daughter panics over seemingly nothing for years. She has complete […]Read more "Autism Benefits: COVID-19? Add it to the Pile."
I worry too much about other’s feelings. And it’s usually the person I should be thinking about the least, like the bank teller or the person in line in front of me in a store. Not that thinking about others is wrong, but there is a built-in hierarchy of people I should be concerned about. […]Read more "People Pleasing Party Person"
The one where I recap my last year.Read more "I’m the Queen of Shit Mountain: A 2019 Retrospective"
I’ve taken this last week off to read, sleep in and get caught up with my thinking. My work weeks are really busy now as I’ve taken a new position in the disabilities field that allows me precious time away from my phone (I’ve been on call for the past decade). It’s been great for […]Read more "You Gonna Eat That? A 2018 Retrospective."
Welp. all praises to tiny baby Jesus that Christmas is over. Next year will be different. I can’t change that my autistic daughter loves the holiday, and associates it with travel and visiting people…and seriously I should be thrilled that she has any happy memories considering all I can remember from her childhood are the […]Read more "Holiday Follow Up. No One Died."
The holidays are a time for family which is absolutely horrific on the face of it, it’s just a little worse if you have a family member with behavioral issues. Here’s the truth: No one is excited about seeing my adult autistic daughter this Christmas. I’m about to drive over 1,100 miles round trip with […]Read more "Holidays Can Suck it."