The subtitle is me in a nutshell, but it’s cool if you want more (grin).
Where do I start?
I think I’ll start here…
While wading through my journey of self-discovery that then, at age 38, suddenly included autism, I came across dozens of new terms.
I intuitively understood many of those terms right away.
Pieces began to assemble themselves. Light bulbs came on, one by one. My life began…
Although the legal age of majority in the U.S. is 18 (for most perks — and liabilities, anyway) most of us aren’t truly adults at that age. The human brain actually continues to develop until age 25, although some experts have recently begun to propose later ages.
Autism is often perceived as any one of a variety of negative concepts. A disorder, problem, a disease, a tragedy…the list goes on.
Negative bias has a way of creeping in and making itself at home.
I’m not trying to minimize our challenges. No doubt, the world is tough when…
The subject of physical touch comes up quite often in autistic circles.
The opinions are mixed. Some enjoy hugs, others don’t, and many fall somewhere in the middle, with conditions to be met.
The conditions are understandable. For example, strangers are probably excluded. …
She always said that the moment their eyes met, she promised herself:
“That’s the man I’m going to marry.”
Each was dating someone else at the time. To be proper, they each broke off their connections with the others before they set their first date together.
The first date followed…
The first few weeks after I’d broken off my last narcissistic relationship were hell. The relationship — and its demise — had left me tattered, fumbling for the pieces of myself that I could try to put back together.
Enter Lisa Romano, who has a fantastic and information-rich channel on…
I’m going to explain it if I can
I’m drawing hard lines in the sand
Everything that I had been feeling
Ran from the earth’s core to the cloud ceiling
And the life I’d been living was just turning page by page
And though I age
I heard little whispers…
For some people, listening to a recording of rainfall through a decent sound system brings peace and calm. They might even need this type of “white noise” in order to fall asleep.
I can dig that. Completely understandable.
It works for me, too.
But there is an enhanced, deluxe version…
Once, long before I knew I belonged on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, someone touched me as she walked by.
It was nothing big, at least not on the surface.
Many people on the autism spectrum have personal viewpoints about touch in which they tend to avoid or dislike it.