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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.
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.
Writing for this many months has been gratifying. Mainly because I’ve learned not to burn myself out. Going slow and steady seems to be serving me well.
At times I had to deal with feeling that my doctors weren’t taking my writing efforts and issues seriously.
With practicing comes being willing to fail. For me the two go together like smoked salmon and avocado.