A Leaf of Grass in the Wind

I’ve been missing from ADN for awhile, and I’ve been missing my ADN family, as well. After an extended period of illness and bedrest, I found myself very much identifying with some of the troubles that go with the #FunctioningLabelsMean conversation on Twitter. While my clinical diagnosis is “High Functioning“, I felt cognitively that I was very… More A Leaf of Grass in the Wind

Patterns for Success: #HighFunctioningMeans Career Challenges

For those of you who are active on Twitter, you may have witnessed an uprising of tweets from actually autistic people over the last week with three very poignant hashtags: #LowFunctioningMeans #HighFunctioningMeans #FunctioningLabelsMean The gist of this movement was to express the damage that functioning labels have done to many autistic people in setting certain expectations of ability… More Patterns for Success: #HighFunctioningMeans Career Challenges

State of the Nerd Report

I’ve never really consistently given this personal blog of mine much love. Instead, I’ve tried to support larger soapboxes from which to either share my own stories or coordinate and recruit for others. I’ve done a good bit of writing over the last couple of years for Red Hat, and now for Bronto. I had… More State of the Nerd Report