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.
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.
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.
I am gifted peace to take time to understand conversations. Without the worry of looking ‘dull’ or ‘slow’.
Allow your natural interest and wonder to rise. Look for patterns. Us Aspies can be great at finding patterns.
It’s nice not to be burnt out!
“Elusive Identity” is available to Pre order.
Themes are not having a sense of identity, masking, recreating myself and gender dysphoria.