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Janna Hoskin Patient Expert

Saskatoon, Canada
I am an ADHDer who has worked with autistic children since 1999. I've also made friends with many autistic adults. I'm active in the online autism community and know a lot of autistic bloggers and activists. I'm trying to get healthy, too!
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Brief medication update by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum My first meeting with the ADHD doctor went pretty well. We talked about my history, he read over the information I brought and that he had been sent by the Learning Disa ... Read on »
Visiting the past. by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I spent some time last night going through old blog entries, trying to put together a medication history. It wasn’t easy, and it took a while, because the blog I was goi ... Read on »
My disorder does not define me. by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I often tell people about my ADHD by saying, “I’m ADD.” This is shorthand. It reflects my attitude that my ADHD is an integral part of my identity, that I am who I am to ... Read on »
Sometimes it’s sneaky. by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have ADHD. I also have been diagnosed with clinical depression, though it seems to be on hiatus, and I have some rather spectacular issues with anxiety that have never ... Read on »
Snow Cake by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I really like watching movies about individuals with disabilities, especially if the disability being portrayed is (1) a disability about which I have some knowledge (pr ... Read on »
We need to remember. by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This was originally posted to the adults_add community over at LiveJournal. People who don’t have ADHD don’t know how much of a struggle it is. Even when I try to ex ... Read on »
High Praise. by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum For the past few months, I have been spending a couple of hours once a week doing respite for an 18yo woman who has a mild developmental delay and severe Obsessive Compu ... Read on »
Productivity (or the lack thereof) by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I use Outlook to keep track of my to-do list. Once upon a time, I used my Palm Z22 to manage that, but it died last summer. What works for me with regard to electronic t ... Read on »
Please, don’t be ashamed… by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until I was 28 years old. At that point, I’d been working with autistic children for seven years and had done a fair amount of reading about ... Read on »
Encounters by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum On July 3, 2010, I got married. We spent a week in Banff, then flew to Nova Scotia and spent a week on Cape Breton (and one day on Prince Edward Island). Then we fle ... Read on »
Moved the blog. by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum No icon this time, just a note to let you all know that the blog has moved to a new home: http://jannalouise.thehoskincentre.com/blogs/asd/ Everything's been imported, in ... Read on »
There are currently at least ... by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There are currently at least two issues being argued over. The problem is, I think, that we are getting them mixed up in our minds because they involve some of the same pl ... Read on »
A couple of things by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum First, the second issue of AutistiConnections should be out on Sunday. It was supposed to come out yesterday, but my life hasn't been conducive to putting out a magazine. ... Read on »
I'm getting married! by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I suddenly realized I should inform my few readers of the news: as of Christmas morning, I am engaged! The details will all be posted over at our wedding blog, so if y ... Read on »
A few thoughts and a story by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I think I've written about this sort of thing before, and I doubt this is going to bring out a lot of new information. But I want to share something I wrote this morning ... Read on »
A quick word about my writing. by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I am a writer. As part of my commitment to writing, I participate in Script Frenzy and NaNoWriMo each year. For NaNoWriMo, I write Young Adult novels about teens with ... Read on »
I am SICK of this kind of garbage. by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I got a piece of SPAM in my e-mail this morning because I "have expressed a public interest in advancing education and research regarding Autism." Just so everyone's clear he ... Read on »
I am SICK of this kind of garbage. by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I got a piece of SPAM in my e-mail this morning because I "have expressed a public interest in advancing education and research regarding Autism." Just so everyone's clea ... Read on »
It's no secret. by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It's no secret that I have ADHD. I'm open about it. I talk about it whenever it seems appropriate. It's no secret that I don't think autism is The Worst Thing Ever. I've ... Read on »
It's no secret. by Janna Hoskin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It's no secret that I have ADHD. I'm open about it. I talk about it whenever it seems appropriate. It's no secret that I don't think autism is The Worst Thing Ever. ... Read on »