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.
While holiday stress is a common phenomenon among many people, the closest we typically get to that around our house is the anticipation of Christmas Eve.
Isn't it delightful when your own words come back to guide you?
My Thanksgiving vacation in Florida was very relaxing and fun.
Every year at Thanksgiving, there comes a moment after dinner when I need to escape.
Cameron traveled to see his father this past weekend. Cameron has been flying independently for a number of years now ...
Last Monday I gave a lecture at Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ on “Transitioning with Autism from Pediatrics to Adulthood.”
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