Living and Writing While Neurodivergent

If you feel like an outsider, you belong here. We can show the world that we are strong and capable, even if we’re a little different.

Welcome! I’m Shayna and I’m a Jewish neurodivergent author with three neurodivergent children. I’ve been through a lot and learned a lot and I’m here to share it all.

Check out my latest posts below!

  • Home Alone

    For the first time ever, I’m home alone with the three kids. I told the hubby to go ahead and go to Edmonton to work for two weeks. It didn’t seem so long back then, and it would really help his business, so I was encouraging. Then it sunk in that he’d be leaving and…

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  • The Things People Say…

    “Well, everyone is a little autistic.” “Everyone is being diagnosed with something nowadays.” “Oh, don’t worry, he’ll be fine. It’ll all work out.” These are just some things I’ve been told over the past few years that bother me. It diminishes my and my kids’ struggles with being autistic. Sure, “everyone” may have autistic traits.…

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  • Spoons

    Another day, another struggle. Seems like the story of my life lately. Maybe you’ve felt the same way? You wake up feeling positive and slightly refreshed. Then a wrench is thrown into your awesome feeling, and the day is ruined. Once that happens, the rest of the day is shot to hell and you’re in…

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  • Misunderstood

    One of the biggest issues around autism is the misunderstanding. Most neurotypicals just think autism means one thing, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Before I researched autism when my son was two, I was the same. I didn’t know what it was. It sounded scary. It sounded like it meant he was going…

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