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
http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2013/02/proprioception-and-autism.html 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 aspiewriter.com
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