Kirsten Lindsmith is a 20-year-old college student who received an ASD diagnosis at 19. She attends the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is working on a self-designed major in Pathology and Physiology. She is a writer for WrongPlanet as well as a public speaker on adult autism issues. Kirsten was recently profiled in The New York Times.
Because my previous columns have so far been about more abstract concepts, I thought I would share some practical advice ...
Teens with autism, particularly girls on the spectrum, may be more likely to develop eating disorders than their neurotypical counterparts.
It’s common knowledge within the autism world that boys are diagnosed more often than girls ...
Growing up, I was always the weird kid. My mother thought I was colorblind because of how I dressed.
The future creeps up on you when you’re busy doing other things. Deadlines and decisions come jumping at you just when you start to relax.
Last week, Cameron had an interview with the director of a postsecondary program we are considering. The interview was done via Skype.
Being a self-advocate in the autism community for the past several years has definitely had a few perks here and there.
Last night I had a dream that found me raging through my childhood home. For some reason, I was very angry with my family.
Every day I live with and struggle to compensate for my autism.
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