Via Twitter I’m reminded of two autism blogs that have passed on - Musings of an Aspie (ended Jan 2015) and Everyday Aspie (2017)/Everyday Aspergers (2016). @mxmackpoet called out 3 in particular :
- From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown – Everyday Aspie Feb 2017
- Where I Go When I Shutdown | Musings of an Aspie Oct 2012
- Autistic Regression and Fluid Adaptation | Musings of an Aspie Dec 2013. This concept of transient autistic regression does not appear in the medical literature. Which speaks volumes about the miserable state of modern clinical research into autism in general, and post-pubertal autism in particular. I suspect the contribution of biology and environment varies by autism pathophysiology and age, but really we need the research.
All 3 match our family's experience from the (sort-of) neurotypical outside.
There is a lot of buried wisdom in these blogs written by people towards the neurotypical end  of the autism spectrum. It’s sad that these individuals no longer write on these topics, there really is no replacement for blogs and RSS notification mechanisms. I hope we reinvent them some day . In the meantime I’ll use this post to remind me to explore. I hope one day our #2 will find these essays helpful.
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 It may not be chance that these 3 articles were written in dark times of the northern year.
 It’s not really a linear spectrum of course. It’s some multidimensional space we can’t visualize. People further from the neurotypical space aren’t able to communicate as clearly, these writers are translators.
 Or simply recultivate what still exists. Lots of things wax and wane over generations.