Why is this here?

The graphics on this page were an advertisement from years back that resonated with me. Not just because I am creative and free-spirited. But also because I am analytical and realistic. I find myself in the balance of the two. Growing up due to the fact that doctors were still learning how the brain functions. In more recent years doctors have been able to learn that the Autistic mind is more than just the left brain and not often the right brain. Because from the outside looking into the Autistic experience you will not understand it. More recently I read a lot of books by those who have lived the experience of Autism and shared their experience. I found myself in so many of those experiences. If you are looking for more information about different experiences on the Spectrum of the human experience. I am very much Autistic but have also deep-dived into ADHD because my mother and brother are both ADHD. I just want to share some resources with those who are also on the journey to understanding their experience in the world. We experience the world on a spectrum and we should not discount anyone else's experience even if we were in the room when they experienced something completely differently than we did. So much of our life is peppered with our past experiences and how our brain observes them. For me something as simple as grocery shopping can be mentally overwhelming on a bad day. I have to mentally prepare and regulate my emotional state before even a task that is often simple for many.  


Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum by Jennifer O'Toole

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed for You by Jenara Nerenberg

Connecting With The Autism Spectrum: How To Talk, How To Listen, And Why You Shouldn’t Call It High-Functioning by Casey "Remrov" Vormer

On the Spectrum: Autism, Faith, and the Gifts of Neurodiversity by Daniel Bowman Jr,

The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention by Simon Baron-Cohen

Success on the Spectrum: One Mans Life Journey with Undiagnosed Autism by Colin Williamson

What to Say Next: Successful Communication in Work, Life, and Love―with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Sarah Nannery

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary

Full-Spectrum Thinking: How to Escape Boxes in a Post-Categorical Future by Bob Johansen

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion 

Love and Asperger's: Practical Strategies To Help Couples Understand Each Other and Strengthen Their Connection by Kate McNulty


ADHD: A Hunter in a Farmer's World by Thom Hartmann

Dirty Laundry: Why Adults with ADHD Are So Ashamed and What We Can Do to Help by Richard Pink

Order from Chaos: The Everyday Grind of Staying Organized with Adult ADHD by Jaclyn Paul

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley

Everything is Going to be K.O.: An Illustrated Memoir of Living with Specific Learning Difficulties by Kaiya Stone


Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

The Upside of Being Down: How Mental Health Struggles Led to My Greatest Successes in Work and Life by Jen Gotch