So, as I’ve been struggling with emotions recently I thought I would write about meltdowns and shutdowns. For me, a meltdown usually consists of a lot of crying and a lot of rage. I don’t always know why I’m crying or why I’m so angry and I can’t put into words my emotions at all. … Continue reading Meltdown vs Shutdown
So after a few really busy weeks at work, social zoom calls and having to run jobs for grandparents, I’m exhausted. Not exhausted on the usual sense, but socially exhausted. Wrapping my brain round the complexities of taking orders and instructions to help out grandparents plus answering the phone and helping customers with queries in … Continue reading Social Exhaustion
Incorrect. I don’t have mild autism, what you mean is that you experience my autism mildly. Some might argue that this is the same thing, but it really isn’t. You might experience my autism mildly as I can generally function, hold down a job, socialise, study and look after myself, but what you don’t see … Continue reading ’…but you only have mild autism…’
NO WE ARE NOT. I honestly can’t express to you how much this phrase gets to me. I know that it is mostly said with good intentions, usually by people who don’t know what else to say, but it is just not appropriate to say this to someone on the autistic spectrum. I find this … Continue reading ‘We are all on the spectrum somewhere’
Hi there! I guess you would like to know a little about me, and maybe for me to answer the aforementioned question. I was diagnosed with autism in my 20’s, following years of mental health misdiagnoses and stress. I was told to take antidepressants, try CBT, attend counselling sessions and get a life coach but, … Continue reading So why am I here…?
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