Tag Archives: Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Raw Literature: Asperger’s, Voice and the Search for Identity

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Sherri Matthews The first few pages of the children’s book, ‘Are you my Mother?’, both captivated and troubled me as a girl. The story tells of a baby bird who hatches while…

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Back Up: 99 Word Flash Fiction And The Stigma of Asperger’s Syndrome

When my daughter was sixteen and battling chronic anxiety which made school practically impossible for her, our GP referred her for counselling.  She took her time to do her make up and dress in her unique, slightly goth/punk style and … Continue reading

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The Dark Side Of Asperger’s Syndrome

Tomorrow my daughter, Aspie D, will celebrate her 22nd birthday and I will have all my chicks back home in the nest together again for the first time since Christmas.  Hip hip hooray! The plan is to go out to … Continue reading

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The Taste of Words – Asperger’s Syndrome and Synaesthesia

The taste of LA on a Disneyland morning. It is the taste of hot coffee, Winchell’s donuts and egg and bacon breakfast sandwiches. This is what was brought to Aspie Daughter’s mind as we chatted one day about the times … Continue reading

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