Going say it again I’m autistic and I like repetition 😉 Anyhow I thought as a place to come back to when I feeling abit crap about myself and my disability to remind myself their is good in autism. Yes it can be a pain in the arse but with everything their is a ying to the yang. Please note that everyone is different in the spectrum and some things you may agree but you nay also disagree. But this is my personal take on how autism affect.
- I am very black and white thinking and though some things don’t come naturally to me. You can guarantee that if you ask me to do washing up more often then I will automatically do as requested. I am very conscientous and will do some things in a split second.
- I am an autistic parent and though again a lot of natural skills I am not blessed with. That said it does not mean that I cannot learn and adapt. I am also at times harder working parent as I am aware of lack of qualities and try to accommodate them. An example of this is when I first became a parent I could not say, “I love you” to my son. I worked with worker and husband and over time it is something that I do unconscioly now. It was not easy and it took a long time but it can be done with the right support and knowledge.
- I love routine and so do children. Which is perfect for my children as they know what to expect and they can feel safe knowing what is happening.
- There is this idea that autistic people are humourless. I can tell my friends that is BULLSHIT! Autism I feel in the press and research gets a hard deal. It’s either one extreme or other and that is not true either. Yes some cases it happens but a lot are floaters and can have variations a lot more then just two types of profiles. I have a sense of humour, I particularly dark and scarastic one at that. I love scarmism and I love comedy. I love laughing so there you go stereotypes.
- Autistic people are passionate and can spend a long time on their hobbies. They take the time to care and work hard fir what they feel passionate about.
- Autistic people can show affection, not always in the conventional way but they do it their way. Which I believe makes it more authentic and true to them. There is more deapth and feeling there. It might not be a physical thing and can be a practical thing but the thought is there anbd how we go about it means working our arses of to do it.
- Autistic people tend to not care what people look like and are more accepting of an individual.