Category Archives: THE SPECTRUM

HYPERLEXIA

At age 2, I taught myself how to read. Before Speak & Spell® or any other type of computerized learning devices, I remember being turned loose with alpha-numeric-image association flashcards to play with by myself. Reading at an earlier age … Continue reading

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I SURVIVED THE CRUELTY OF THE TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM Part 2

As a continuation of Part 1 of this series: http://leasavoy.com/2023/10/06/i-survived-the-cruelty-of-the-texas-public-school-system-part-1/, this story picks up again when I was 7 years old, in 2nd grade at the same rural Texas elementary school in the 1970s. One morning when I arrived at … Continue reading

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I SURVIVED THE CRUELTY OF THE TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM Part 1 (warning: graphic descriptions of trauma)

I grew up in 1970s Texas attending private school until 2nd grade, when my mother and stepfather decided to move out further into the rurals to live on a farm they purchased outside the Dallas metro area. At first, public … Continue reading

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ACUTE DETECTION OF FULL SPECTRUM OF AUDITORY FREQUENCIES (and beyond)

An aspect of Asperger’s or intuitive empath ability?…Perhaps both. There is a lot involved with this, much of which I still don’t understand enough to explain in scientific detail or nomenclature. Its an ability I’ve had as long as I … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THAT, YOU SAY?!

On the topic of selective mutism, some dumdums who write the articles on it often leave important aspects of it out with regards to the mutism carrying on into adulthood. After childhood, it can be outgrown or adapted to be … Continue reading

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MR. SPOCK

Was an Aspie.

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I’D JUST GIVE THE SILENT TREATMENT SO THEY’LL THINK THEY’VE LOST CONTACT…

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LONERISM

For most people, being alone and lonely is quite painful. To a loner and an only child like myself, not so much. There is some self-care benefit to learning to like yourself being alone, being content to ride out a … Continue reading

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ITS NOT OVER UNTIL ITS OVER…over.

What happened to the protocol of saying “over” when speaking on 2-way radios? No one uses it anymore and there’s no beepy tone like NASA uses to indicate the other person’s mic is not live. I have sometimes difficulty knowing … Continue reading

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LABELS, WHO NEEDS ‘EM?

You can call me Sis but not Cis…When did this b.s. cis-gender label start becoming the norm? I’m not confused. I’m factory stock female. A girl. A straight woman. Also, I resent that I’m considered now having “autism spectrum disorder” … Continue reading

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