Asperkids Blog

The Box: Show Anxiety Where It Can Go

Anxiety. It is, by far, the single-biggest obstacle that gets in the way of nearly everything spectrum folks have to think about….do….learn….and try. You may see meltdowns. Or tantrums. Or arguments. Or questioning. Or procrastination. Or freezing-up. But what you’re really seeing, if you peel away the bandage, is fear. Maybe fear of rejection – […]

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Q&A: Girls, Women, and Getting a REAL Diagnosis

  Every day, we’re honored to receive questions from folk all around the world — here’s another we’d love to share with everyone (because good information is NOT something to keep to yourself!): Q. Dear Jennifer, I want you to know how much I have learned from all your writings.  I can’t thank you enough!  I […]

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There’s No Right Way to Be a Girl

  An Excerpt from Jennifer’s up-coming 6th book: The Spectrum Chick’s (Secret) Book of Awesomeness:                                                                             How to […]

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Stuffed Allies & Dignity: How Understanding Anxiety Can Help Save the Day

This article was originally written for the Autism Society of North Carolina – but more than any other piece I’ve offered to another publication, every repost of “Stuffed Allies & Dignity” receives thousands and thousands of views. Why? Because the message matter – and the kids need us to understand. So with gratitude to ASNC for the […]

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My Own Ruby Slippers

From Jennifer’s “Insider” column for tweens & teens in the Sept/Oct 2014 issue of Autism Asperger’s Digest AND a part of the upcoming book, Sisterhood of the Spectrum…. 10 minutes: What happens when you discover that your pinchy, gauche, most troublesome “flaw” is actually your greatest strength…and your ticket home? Magic. I want you to […]

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