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By Tiffany Hammond, M.A. “You have so much patience.”  This is told to me often and I find it to be both a compliment…and an insult. Sometimes at the same time. Complimentary when directed towards my demeanor when working long hours with my boys, acting as their therapist, teacher, …
Yesterday · From Geek Book clubs
By Adriana White I was diagnosed with autism at the age of 34, after a lifetime of misunderstandings. When I was growing up in the 1980s and 90s, autism was diagnosed almost exclusively in nonspeaking boys. It was a lot harder to get a diagnosis as an autistic girl – especially if you could…
3 days ago · From Geek Book clubs
By Megan Amodeo If you’ve ever been around someone on the autism spectrum, you probably noticed that we tend to be extremely blunt. We don’t try to beat around the bush when it comes to telling the hard truth. If you don’t want the honest answer, don’t ask an autistic. Sometimes, autistic p…
8 days ago · From Geek Book clubs
Illustration by Rebecca Burgess Emma Dalmayne heads up the not-for-profit organization Autistic Inclusive Meets where she uses her experience raising her five autistic kids and her own knowledge of being autistic to create a community where autistic people feel supported. There, she promotes the …
10 days ago · From Geek Book clubs
Autistic Employment By Christa Holmans, Neurodivergent Rebel One in 59 kids is born autistic, and more than 3.5 million people in America alone are estimated to be autistic (source: Autism Society). These numbers have been on the rise in recent years, mostly thanks to growing awareness and imp…
29.07.2020 · From Geek Book clubs
Autistic Pride By Megan Amodeo Why should we, the autistic community, try to sensor everything we say to make sure it is more palatable for those around us? Should I try to fit into a societal image that has been forced upon me? I think about these topics more than I am willing to admit. &#…
24.07.2020 · From Geek Book clubs
We were thrilled to feature Chris Bonnello of Autistic Not Weird after the release of his YA SciFi  novel, Underdogs. It’s a dystopian future story featuring autistic, dyslexic and other neurodiverse heroes. Since our interview, Underdogs has been such a success Chris’ publisher asked for a second n…
22.07.2020 · From Geek Book clubs
By Gretchen McIntirePhoto by GhoZt Studioz Photography I am doing something that feels awfully brave for me right now. I’m finally looking into going to college after all of these years. I’m doing some research as I’m taking a certification course to become a Certified Home Health Aide at Quincy …
15.07.2020 · From Geek Book clubs
By Tiffany Hammond, M.A. I woke with the whispers of my dream on my breath. It’s rare I bring my subconscious to my conscious self, but I listen when I do.  My body is telling me that something isn’t right. I feel it in my bones. I taste the discomfort on my lips. It’s bitter disguised…
08.07.2020 · From Geek Book clubs
Autistic Author Interview Laurie Kennedy After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Digital Film and TV Production, Laurie Kennedy found out that he would have to make extreme changes to his living situation if he wanted to pursue a career in film or television. He got cold feet and also felt it w…
01.07.2020 · From Geek Book clubs
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