Author Archives: DruJoKat

About DruJoKat

Autistic, mom, writer, poet, science enthusiast. Just trying to survive in this world made for the extroverted typical brain.

Back to school and venting about last year….

So the new school year is starting. This is good. All parents know that feeling when they FINALLY go off to school again. For us it is that, but then it is also a bit stressful when considering all the school meetings that will ensue in the near future because my kids are autistic…… Continue reading

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Stop #NotAll-ing Us.

If you do not know what I mean by #NotAll-ing:  When an autistic posts something about what allistics do, it goes without saying that not all do it, but many do, so responding with “not all allistics do that, so … Continue reading

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It’s April 2nd. Autism “Awareness” up the wazoo. So here’s mine…

I posted the following in a rather large autism parent support group on FB and on my FB page for Eluding Atrophy: Happy Autism Awareness/Acceptance Day!!! Whatever color you use, blue, gold, red, or symbol, puzzle pieces or the rainbow … Continue reading

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Online Bickering about Autism

I am Autistic.  That is not up for debate.  But for some reason, very often, actually, it seems to become the topic of discussion when I do bring it up while trying to “voice” an experience I may have had … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve in an ASD Household

New Year’s Eve.  Fireworks.  Parties. Celebration.  Noise. Lights. Boom! Meltdowns. The holidays can be especially hard on those with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).  The change in routine, the chaos that is preparing for the holidays, the family gatherings, and all … Continue reading

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Christmas and Food Aversion

The Holidays, Christmas, or whatever you want to call it… This is a time for celebration, a time to love and have fun with family and deal with all the glory that is Autism food aversion.  Fun fun. Sitting down … Continue reading

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Gifts from Kids to Mom

My awesome kids made their gifts this year.  From the ten year old ASD ADHD boy I received a stuffed green … uh… thing. Haha. I love it though. It is weird looking and very unique.  From the nearly four … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Story

Here we do the opening presents on Christmas Eve. Basically it goes as follows– A nice dinner with large family and then opening presents and then ice cream for everyone. It ends up with a CRAP LOAD of prezzies under … Continue reading

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To Those Who Don’t Have Autistic Kids….

I am so TIRED. Exhausted, yes, but I’m also tired of hearing certain things from people. Why others feel the need to comment on situations they know nothing about, I don’t know.  In many cases I expect they are trying … Continue reading

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ASD Sibling Rivalry

Holy cow, you guys, it’s been four friggin months since my last post. I have found it hard to get any real time to write with the kiddos being out of school, recently, but before that? Well, before that we … Continue reading

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