National Eating Disorders Association

June; when the earth’s axis begins to be more equal.  

Rushing to put our feet into the sand and finding the perfect location to catch the sun’s rays. I dreaded this time filled with endless barbecues, and events centered around foods that my eating disorder (ED) said were outside of his strict guidelines.

I am a wife, mother, friend and Sailor. 

As far back as I can remember, I sought solace from the trauma of my childhood with the mystical magic of the ocean - Dolphins, mermaids, the infinite depths of the water brought me peace and hope.

It made sense that I would one day join the US Navy and spend two decades as a Sailor. 

Like most of us, I experienced personal struggles and setbacks that threatened to steer me off course. I always found resiliency deep down and managed to navigate through stormy waters.

Recovering from an eating disorder is hard enough but it can be especially challenging when the general information and approach don’t necessarily fit with your experience.  When navigating eating disorder recovery as an autistic person, here are some things to keep in mind:

1.     Find a team that understands both autism AND eating disorders