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Evolution of Eve | Rediscovering life then and exploring the now

Introduction video to the series. This will be a year-long project. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Memory loss, scattered focus, inability to track time, and an ill-known stigmatized neurological disorder, plus PTSD symptoms, have erased or complicated recall of Eve’s first 37 years of life. Now in her mid-40s, Eve is Autistic AF (born that way) and left with […]

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My parents never could have filled out those evaluations

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
So, this showed up on Twitter a few times in the past days: Sex Differences in Parent-Reported Executive Functioning and Adaptive Behavior in Children and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder Emily I. White, Gregory L. Wallace, Julia Bascom, Anna C. Armour, Kelly Register-Brown, Haroon S. Popal, Allison…

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Doing a better job of working with doctors

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
I don’t always know what’s going on with me – so I need to change the way I handle my working relationship with my doctor(s) Since looking at the visual of my curved spine, I’ve noticed just how “lop-sided” I can be. I seem to lean to the…

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Counting On Medicaid To Avoid Life In A Nursing Home? That’s Now Up To Congress.

By Susan Jaffe >>  Jaffe.KHN@gmail.com, @SusanJaffe Ten years ago, a driver ran a stop sign as Jim McIlroy rode into the intersection on his motorcycle. Serious injuries left McIlroy paralyzed from the chest down. But, after spending some time in a nursing home, he returned to his home near Bethel, Maine. McIlroy does most of his […]