The Spotlight is on you! Jeannie Davide Rivera

Before I begin I must say a huge Thank you to Jeannie for allowing me to write up her blog for all you wonderful readers. I think doing this series, will help not only me connect with fellow bloggers who I have followed for a long time, but also connect with new people and expand my little fingerprint community.

Jeannie is an autistic author, student, wife, and mother to four boys (three on the autism spectrum). Jeannie’s entire life was transformed when she was finally properly diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism, but that was not until she was 38 years old! I wonder how an earlier diagnosis would have changed her life. I am dying to read her book, saving up all the money I can to afford it on my next paycheck. I love reading books by autistic writers, the stories they tell seem to come to life for me so much more than anything I read by a neurotypical.

I love Jeannie she is an amazing author/blogger, she has done some amazing guest blogs, maybe one day when I finally take off properly I will ask her to guest write for me. To have a piece by her on my blog would be an honor. There is a blog called  She guest wrote this piece on proprioception which for those a little less fluent in medical terms is problems with body awareness. Reading through this post I could find so many things that were true about me. I know now from reading this that my body awareness is shockingly poor. I wake up daily with a new bruise somewhere. I love how Jeannie says she can dance as eloquently as a swan, yet fall down the stairs as she gets off stage, I feel like that sometimes, unless I am intently focused on what I am doing I am the clumsiest person in the world.

I can’t believe I started this spotlight  blog with a guest blog post, I haven’t even included her amazing website

My favorite post so far has to be her celebrities with autism post, I knew a few but was surprised to hear one of my favorite singers, James Durbin has Asperger’s Syndrome.

I did not realize before I wrote my RC/2 Depression blog that she had already written one. It is amazing Jeannie, I learned things about autism and depression that I never knew before.

I could go on all day about all the new things I have learned.

Jeannie, I am super proud of all the work you do in support of autism. Keep on goin’ girl x

Joag xx

Author: JustoneAutisticGirl

My About for 2016. Tada! LOL I am JOAG, Joag is a fictional character I created to help me write about Autism. JOAG is an acronym for Just One Autistic Girl. JOAG is a unique individual with a passion for autism. Now this year I am taking the blog a step further. Joag is creating a website. Not Just any website A web forum based on autism. creating a safe place for those on the spectrum. In my blog I tell personal stories my personal stories not some fictitious nonsense I make up to make my blog seem more relevant to you. Now I want a personal goal for me. I want to do something for me. Each day I want to be inspiring I am going to run 2 miles everyday. 2 Miles a day times 365 days. 730 Miles is doable and it’s a good start for someone just getting started. But my goal for the blog and site this year is the intervention for bullying. I don't have a stat yet for the number of people in the world with autism. But we do know that it touches 2.8 mil people a day How many people are bullied on the spectrum? How many are silent sufferers? How long will we let this go on?

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