So, what exactly is autism, anyway?

So, what exactly is autism, anyway?

As I was sitting at my kitchen table thinking about what to write, it occurred to me that not everyone really understands what autism is. I mean, to be totally honest, I didn’t, or at least not fully, until I heard some friends talking about it. So, I figured since you have somehow found your way to my blog and are reading this post, you might want to know too.

Can I pet your dog?

Can I pet your dog?

Knowing what I know now, it makes so much sense that I was so close to animals. Animals are real, honest, and don’t play games when it comes to how they communicate—basically, they wear their hearts on their sleeves, as the expression goes. People were hard for me to understand, with saying one thing and meaning another, so why not make my best friends animals?

Adulting is hard…

Adulting is hard…

There is a word that has come to be part of our everyday vocabulary: adulting. There are memes devoted to it, clothing that says it, and I’m pretty sure it’s been added to the dictionary by now, or will be soon. But, as someone with autism, me and adulting aren’t the best of friends.

Welcome to Full Spectrum View!

Welcome to Full Spectrum View!

Hi, my name is Steph and welcome to Full Spectrum View™! This has been a dream of mine for quite some time, so to finally see this post live on my site is very special to me. First things first, let’s get this out in the open: I have autism.