About

Dear Reader,

My name is Bunny, and I am hoooman, autistic, female, nerdy, geeky, dorky, quuute, and qoooooool. My name is also Smuggy, and I am a cat as well as a rabbit and a robot. My favorite letter is Q, and my favorite numbers are 3 and 7. What are yours?

Here are some pictures of me:

Smuggy

Bunny

Hoooman? Robot? Hot? Not?

I have autism, which means that my brain, my mind, and I were born different, developed differently, and sense and feel and think and learn and teach and work and play differently from the brains, minds, and persons of most Earthlings on Earth, but I am still an Earthling on Earth, verry merry berry much.

This is my blog about what it is like to be an Earthling on Earth, autistic and awesome.

Thank you for visiting me and my blog, and may you be an Earthling on Earth for a verry merry berry long time and be and do verry merry berry good at it too.

Love,

Smuggy Bunny

P.S. I also blog on my Autistic And Awesome Tumblr blog and my Smuggy Bunny Tumblr blog. I like to blog.

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8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Smuggy Bunny, I love your blog, it makes me very (merry berry) happy. happily I finally read the whole thing. yay. Happy writing and thank you for writing. I am also a cat, and really like 3 and 7. They are prime. I like prime numbers very (merry berry) much.

  2. How did you learn to talk? And how old we’re you when you did? And WHY did you not speak?? I have a 10 year old non verbal child with autism… Your insight would be of great help to me.

    Thank you.

    From Eva

    • Hi Eva, I did not speak, because the idea of speaking or communicating did not occur to me. I think that I did not think verbally at all, so words did not come to my mind, so words did not come out of my mouth either. I did not have verbal apraxia, so I did echo occasionally, but not for communication. I also did not gesture. There was a lack of communication in general.

      I started to learn to speak and use language for communication when I was eight years old. I did it at school, in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. ESL is a perfect system for teaching autistic children to learn to use language for communication. In ESL, language is taught explicitly from books with pictures and words, and teachers work with students in small groups to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking, the full set of language skills that many autistic children do not learn automatically, like typical children do. For me, I learned to read and write before I learned to listen and speak, as I wrote about on my blog. I will write more about language development in the future. I think that it is possible for a non-verbal autistic child of ten years old to learn to use language for communication, whether through speaking or writing/typing, but I do not think that traditional speech therapy will get it done.

  3. Hi Smuggybunny,

    Thank you ever so much for the reply.

    That’s interesting to know that you didn’t speak until you were 8 years of age! 🙂 I don’t know how old you are now, but you seem to have come a very long way… you’ve given us hope. I will look into the ESL program for my son.

    I look forward to more of your blogs on communication in the very near future.

    Regards,

    Eva

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