Bogus Studies, CoMorbidities, PCOS

Bogus Study: An Investigation of the Diet, Exercise, Sleep, BMI, and Health Outcomes of Autistic Adults

There was a study published on May 8, 2021 in the Journal Molecular Autism by Simon Baron-Cohen, Carrie Allison, Ken K. Ong and Elizabeth Weir. These names should sound familiar because they are also running Spectrum 10k. This study they are basing the understanding that some autistic children have restrictive eating, reduced physical activity and… Continue reading Bogus Study: An Investigation of the Diet, Exercise, Sleep, BMI, and Health Outcomes of Autistic Adults

CoMorbidities, Disability Culture, Disabled Parenting, EDS

Transitioning to Being An Ambulatory Wheelchair User

So about a year ago, I was diagnosed with EDS. It took a long time to get a diagnosis because of the myth that only people who are not overweight can have EDS. I am overweight because I have PCOS. EDS is a connective tissue disorder that causes hyper mobility, stretchy skin, unexplained injuries (my… Continue reading Transitioning to Being An Ambulatory Wheelchair User

CoMorbidities, Klinefelter syndrome

Autistic Comorbidity: Klinefelter syndrome

*I use male and not men or boys because sex is how you are born and your gender is how you identify/feel. Please do not think I am being transphobic. I am trying to be scientific while respecting people*    What is Klinefelter syndrome? Klinefelter syndrome is an genetic condition that happens when a male… Continue reading Autistic Comorbidity: Klinefelter syndrome

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, PCOS

Fake pregnancy announcements are not “Autism Awareness”

Recently it came to my attention that a new “autism awareness challenge” has started in the form of chain statuses on Facebook. The idea of it is to post one of these and pass on the chain to the person who comments or likes your status. It is: 😂You shouldn't have liked or commented on… Continue reading Fake pregnancy announcements are not “Autism Awareness”

CoMorbidities, PCOS

Autistic Comorbidities: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

According to Molecular Psychiatry, autistic people with uteruses are 1.78 times more likely to have PCOS than neurotypical peers.  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that is common with female bodied people of reproductive age. Uterus owners with PCOS have irregular menstrual cycles or prolonged periods or excess male hormones. The ovaries could… Continue reading Autistic Comorbidities: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

CoMorbidities

Coborbidities: Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  It is very normal for children to be oppositional sometimes. This can be explained by hunger, fatigue, stress or emotional distress. Children do argue, talk back, and defy parents, teachers or other trusted adults. This typically starts when a child is 2 or 3.  What is Oppositional Defiance Disorder? Oppositional Defiant Disorder can cause… Continue reading Coborbidities: Oppositional Defiant Disorder