Focus - Nina Matthews Photography
Part 3 of 15 in the series distracted by haiku

mind jumping around

serial uni-tasking

need to stay focused


Looking Outside by Karen Hillman
Part 5 of 15 in the series distracted by haiku

stuck inside the house

too confused to get away

not living the dream

first step

Footprints in the Gobi Desert by James Handlon
Part 6 of 15 in the series distracted by haiku

so much work to do

a thousand steps to get there

start with the first one

This is Autism

This is Autism

This is autism. Sometimes I can’t talk, but I can think. Sometimes I can’t think, but I can feel. Sometimes I don’t fit in. Sometimes I am just like you. This is autism. Thoughts crash. Never-ending attempts to organize the world into separate parts. The lines are blurred. When all things are one, everything fits …

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Hyperfocus | Freelance Freedom

Happy Autism Acceptance month everyone! So nice to read all of the positive posts about autism. I sometimes still have a hard time seeing the positive aspects of autism in myself, but there are at least a few that I am thankful for. I think my favorite one is hyperfocus. Hyperfocus (according to Urban Dictionary) …

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Autism Acceptance means…

By Karen Hillman Fully accepting that my partner’s autism shapes her world, but does not define all of who she is – she is autistic and also a web developer, a gamer, a cat lover, a music lover, a brown-belt in karate, a geek, a great listener, a vegetarian, a wife, a sister, a daughter, …

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Autism Is Gray

Autistics Speaking Day 2012

Once again, it is Autistics Speaking Day. I want to write a post about the positive aspects of autism, but at the moment, it is hard. It has been almost 8 years since I found out that I was autistic. At first, it freaked me out because there is no cure. Eventually, I started to …

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Unsolicited advice to NTs out there with partners on the spectrum considering a giant life change

By Karen Hillman Note from LB: This article was originally published on the Autism Women’s Network website and is reprinted with permission from the author. It is about Karen’s and my move here last year from Oakland, CA. We are both still learning to adapt to our busy lives here, and for the most part, we have both managed …

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