Ten years ago I joined Twitter with the username @KarlettaA.
Knowing myself as strong, valued, and generally liked is (now) often present.
Conversations are easier. Being present is easier. Connecting with and being able to understand others is easier.
What do you know about Classic Autism, Aspergers, and Autistic Savants? Turns out I was incredibly mistaken and ill-informed.
I am intelligent, love learning, have an advanced vocabulary, am detail-oriented, creative, caring and compassionate, and enjoy quite a few passions.
I am nothing like what I thought Autism/ Aspies were. Yet I am Autistic.
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if someone is asking for an Autism Assessment, they are:
* At the end of their rope,
* Possibly in the pits of depression or Autistic Burnout, * Unable to cope with the responsibilities and tasks in their lives.
If you refuse to read my written notes, please know that I will not be able to tell you what I need and want you to know.
If you are reading this letter it is because I know I am currently unwell.
I am articulate AND I have social and communication problems.
I am requesting a formal assessment for ADHD / ADD and Autism Spectrum Condition.
I have not been coping with pressures at home, with relationships and with my mental health.
I try my best to not show fear on my face, just smile knowingly at the group conversation. This stranger might laugh at me when this event is over. I’ve got to be nice and make a good impression.
This is a talk I wrote in one of my good weeks while experiencing Autistic Burn Out. Using this method as a baseline has helped me on my recovery journey.
When I was about 18, I started giving short speeches to raise awareness of youth homelessness.