Episode 9 – Samantha Craft thinks of you and your struggles more than you know.

Originally posted on # Actually Autistic Podcast:
Samantha Craft aka Marcelle Ciampi, Actually Autistic Advocate, Author, (and much much more) and I talk about her list Females with Asperger’s Syndrome: An Unofficial List https://the-art-of-autism.com/females-and-aspergers-a-checklist/ and her Autistic journey. Masking vs not masking, the joys and perils of online Autistic communities, and her current focus on equality…

Flare-ups and Fevers

I have some ideas floating in my mind of what I want to post about next. But those are going to have to wait. Between me being busy, having a Fibromyalgia flare-up and a sick daughter I don’t see myself getting to it anytime soon. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes musculoskeletal pain1. When I […]

An Autistic Mother

Mother’s Day in the U.S. was this past weekend. And it got me thinking about being an autistic mother. Not too long after I got diagnosed I did try looking up information on autistic mothers. I couldn’t find much online. I did find a couple of good articles but otherwise a lot of results for […]

Disclosing

I recently had an appointment with my gastroenterologist’s physician’s assistant. I have a history of stomach health issues including irritable bowel syndrome. I’ve been having issues with gallstones this year and other things I’m not comfortable sharing right now. A lot of the news I got wasn’t the best the news but it wasn’t the […]

Diagnosis Part 2

Click here to read part 1. My therapist/marriage counselor said something discouraging. It was after the autism spectrum specialist confirmed my ASD diagnosis. My therapist wasn’t trying to be rude. Her comment just showed how uneducated she was about autism. She said something along the lines of “I don’t think you have autism. And if […]

Diagnosis Part 1

I was diagnosed with Autism on May 30th, 2018. Typing this out has me in disbelief, has really been 11 months since I’ve been diagnosed? The psychiatrist who diagnosed me was not a specialist in Autism so he wanted the diagnosis confirmed by someone who specialized in Autism. It took us a few weeks but […]

Support

Trigger warning: This post discusses suicide and mentions rape. If you are having thoughts of suicide please contact National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 . . . This Autism Awareness/Acceptance month, I revealed on my social media accounts that I’m Autistic. I’ve shared the struggles of going through life unaware of the fact I have Autism. […]

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