Author Archives: DruJoKat

About DruJoKat

Autistic and weird. And thats all I have to say.

Autism Acceptance: Listen to Autistic People.

Lately I have been getting rather irritated by certain things in the “Autism” community. I put quotations around the word Autism because I am not referring to actually autistic people, I am referring to those who claim to speak for … Continue reading

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Searching For Motivation

  Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. I sit here and stare at this screen and nothing. So I’m going to write about this nothing. Since I have nothing to write about. It seems that my physical pain and exhaustion is accompanied by … Continue reading

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Feeling Alone 

I’ve been rather busy as of late but I just added the WordPress app to my new iPhone 7 and thought I’d try it out with an update post. I may do more of these in the future. Just recently … Continue reading

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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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