Ask an Autistic: Q&A with Linn

When I tell people that I’m autistic, a lot of questions come up. Sometimes it has to do with how I personally experience being autistic, other times it’s about autism in general. For this week’s post I decided to collect questions from those around me and answer them in a public format. Disclaimer: for questions […]

Upcoming Blog Post: How YOU Can Help!

For my next post I would like to answer questions people have about autism and/or how it’s affected my life. If you would like to submit a question, please drop a comment on this post or email me at I don’t consider any question to be stupid or too weird; throw them my way! […]

Identity-First Language: Owning and Being Ourselves

During the first week of my Principle Practices of Inclusive Teaching course, the instructor handed out an article about person-first language written by someone she described as the expert on the subject. A subtle feeling of dread pooled in my stomach as I started leafing through the article. For the most part, it made sense: […]

The 10 Things I Wish People Knew About Autism

There are so many things about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that I would love to share with neurotypicals, but here are the top ten. ASD is an umbrella term. It covers a variety of related disorders, including autism, Asperger’s Syndrome (which is what I have), Child Disintegrative Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). […]


Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else. — Judy Garland Those of you who know me know that I really enjoy writing. It’s a passion I’ve had since middle school and a skill I’ve been developing for several years. I haven’t done a whole lot of blogging […]

Who am I?

Good question. I’m Linn J M. My pronouns are they/them/theirs, I’m 21 years old, and I’m a pre-service teacher in Superior, WI. We can get into what that exactly means later. I was born on September 3rd, 1997 and lived in the small town of Maple, WI from birth till the time I moved to […]