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.
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.
How connected are you to your sense of self? Is it a constant companian or an elusive identity?
If you didn’t see and understand your reputation, how would your sense of self be impacted?
What tools are in your toolbelt for times of losing your sense of self?
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.
This poem is about being interested in someone’s determination.
It’s nice not to be burnt out!
At times I had to deal with feeling that my doctors weren’t taking my writing efforts and issues seriously.