“Sensory Overload” — an artful perspective

A friend on Twitter (@gretchenleary) created the artwork below. She is 26 years old and has Asperger’s Syndrome. I love it — it really captures in a visual way how those with autism perceive the world around them. Even as a NT (that’s “neuro-typical” within autism circles) I get a real feeling of overstimulation in a visual sense. You can read more about Gretchen on her blog at gretchenleary.wordpress.com

Sensory Overload by Gretchen Leary

"Sensory Overload" by Gretchen Leary

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Post #100: The Wonderful World of Tweets

@lifeslittlepuzzle

Sorry we’ve been dormant for a while! Kelli and I have been stuck in a world — a world of social interaction and real-time conversation. A world without end, or sleep, or boundaries… the world of social media.

Life’s Little Puzzle now enjoys a small community of followers on Facebook and Twitter. Kelli has been manning our Facebook page and I have taken the helm at Twitter. It’s exciting to meet people that have children with autism, treat autism, and themselves have autism. It’s a rich and diverse community that aches to bring awareness to the public on what autism is and how we can help support research into the understanding and treatment of this mysterious condition.

In my “Twitter travels” I’ve met some fascinating people. If you have a Twitter account, please follow us: @lifeslittlepuzl. If you’re on Facebook, be sure to stop by and “like” our page: www.facebook.com/lifeslittlepuzzle

(By the way — another reason Kelli hasn’t posted in a while is that her laptop has met the “great motherboard in the sky.” We’ve ordered her a new one and it should arrive soon. She’ll post something when she get’s a proper computer!)

(Oh… and by the by: this is our 100th post — woo hoo!!!)

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