About Me

My name is Julia. I am a single young adult. I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when I was about 12 years old. At the time I didn’t know what it was, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned a lot more about Asperger’s and other disorders on the autism spectrum. I graduated from UC San Diego in March 2012 with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Theater. I also worked in an autism lab at UCSD for about 6 months.

Most psychologists would probably say that I was either misdiagnosed or that I have been cured. I’ll let you decide if either of those are really true and what a cure really means to you.

I hope you enjoy my blog and learn as much from reading it as I have from writing it.

62 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Thank you for following my blog 🙂 I am looking forward to reading your posts and get some insights from your POV on Autism as I raise my little guy who is about to turn 7. He tries so hard is so determined but its hard when he hears another boy he’s known since he was 4 say “I’ve been waiting for you to talk since kindergarten. You don’t talk.” A few minutes later after some gentle prodding he answered another little boy’s questions about our trip to Paris because this boy is always caring and helpful. Thx again for the follow

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  2. Julia, isn’t it that most of people have some form of autism? We all have our insecurities and stuff… Isn’t it that autism is some sort of uniqueness? Of course I don’t mean those severe conditions that make people suffer…
    I admire your experience and what you and your family have done. And I admire your very mature attitude. I wish you all the best!
    Inese

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    • Although that’s a nice way of looking at it, it’s not completely accurate. Autism does make people unique and everyone has some traits that can be considered autistic, but like any other disorder it is when these traits conflict with living life that it becomes diagnosable. On the other hand, I’d rather have people look at autism as a form of uniqueness than as a disease because it’s much closer to the first one.
      Thanks for reading! 🙂

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  3. Thank you Julia for liking my post.

    Your blog is inspiring – great job reaching out. I am learning a lot having read a couple of your posts. Thank you for educating people like me who knew little to nothing about autism.

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  4. Embracing a Wounded Soul says:

    I am inspired by you. Thank you so much for stumbling upon my page. I work with children on the spectrum, and have done some work with teens with Asperger’s syndrome some years ago.

    I have to say it is the greatest joy in my life. I’ve learned so much from the kids I work with. I see things in ways I never even thought I could. They have given me a glimpse of the world through their eyes and for that I am forever grateful.

    I very much look forward to reading your post on this blog as well as your poetry.

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  5. I’m happy you commented on my blog and that I found you through your comment. My son Chris is severely Autistic. He’s eighteen and will be going to high school until he’s twenty one – no idea what will happen after that, other than he’ll probably live with me until I can no longer care for him. I look forward to learning from you – the thought processes and the dealing with emotions of people on the spectrum are unique to me, and the more I can learn, the better I think I can serve the needs of my son.
    Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for sharing your experiences, Julia. 🙂

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  6. Matt says:

    Thank you for the follow. It seems we are both on similar journeys. I hope to learn how to help my son as you have been helped by your family, friends, teachers, and counselors.

    Well met Julia.

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  7. Julia,
    Thank you for following my blog. While I no longer blog specifically about autism, I am glad so many do. Your blog is an important contribution to the community since so many have misperceptions about what autism is and how it affects those who experience it.

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  8. Karen says:

    I am certainly enjoying your blog. Thank you also for following mine. I see you Graduated from UCSD. My family and I currently live in San Diego too. Thanks for giving your perspective and insight with ASD. It helps me gain a greater insight of my son’s sensory issues.

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  9. Hi Julia,

    My name is Susan and I am the content manager of Clapway.com, a US based online publication. I came across your blog and really enjoy the content you have on your site. We would like to discuss a potential collaboration with you. Would you be able to talk to us on Thursday via Skype? If so, I am available at content@clapway.com.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Best,

    Susan Xu
    Content Manager at Clapway
    195 Plymouth St #6/17
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    sx@clapway.com

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    • Hi Susan,
      I took a few minutes to browse your site and I’m not sure that I fit what you are looking for, but I would be willing to talk through Skype. I’ll be available after 7 pm Eastern time.
      – Julia

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  10. I came across your blogs as I follow all things aspergers and autism on here. Whenever I read a blog I like I always like to go back and read all the earlier blogs by that person too. However, on this ocassion I may have to run through yours and cherry pick some titles as you’ve been writing, in blogging terms, for a really really long time! Wow, well done you. I like what I’ve read so far and look forward to reading more. Ned. 🙂

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  11. What a quality blog! We have never had a guest blogger, but would you be willing to do it? The girls have been doing some reading on the subject and have friends who have been diagnosed. Thank you for this.

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