Playing with Landmines

I’m Not Unemployable, I Just Have Asperger’s I read voraciously, and write almost daily but this past week I wasn’t feeling the love from my inner muse. I ran across Rosie Sloset’s article “I’m Not Unemployable I Just Have Asperger’s” article on “The Money Maven” online and it’s brilliant. The traditional employment world just doesn’t …

Language, Love and Laughter

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” Ludwig Wittgenstein After ringing the doorbell, I try to wait patiently and mentally review what I need to do to survive this visit. Supporting my mom’s needs successfully is a delicate balance. Thankfully, she has a tell – her appearance usually tells me what …

Fear, Anxiety and Spiders

Many of my earliest memories usually involved hanging out with my brother. I always thought, like many little sisters do, that he was so much cooler than me. He was fearless and smart. No one gave him a hard time. He wasn’t in the popular crowd, but he didn’t care. I idolized him. I watched …

Autistic Burnout and Awesomeness

I am inspired today to write about working when you’re autistic. There is so much stigma attached to acknowledging the autism in the workplace that most Auties I know, including myself, simply won’t disclose their autistic status as it limits their ability to find work that challenges them and holds their interest. Most autistics are …

Introducing The Prairie Asperian

Hello everyone, and welcome to The Prairie Asperian! This blog is about the many wonders of being neurodiverse. It reflects who I am, and my journey as a late-diagnosed Asperian (a.k.a. Aspie) woman. For me it is part self-discovery, part-advocacy and part-education about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Level I, (formerly diagnosed as Asperger’s Syndrome.) This …

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