Autism and Masking

A mask is something that covers up one’s true feelings or intentions to keep them hidden. Now, I’m not talking about the creepy Jason hockey mask from the Friday the thirteenth movies, although it would be cool if that were an option for me too. I’m talking about using a show to hide who you…… Continue reading Autism and Masking

Neurodivergent and thinking outside the box

Neurodivergent is a term with many different definitions. It can refer to someone who has been diagnosed with autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, etc.  It often refers to people whose brain is in some way wired differently than neurotypical brains tend to be.                 People who are neurodivergent tend to need accommodations when…… Continue reading Neurodivergent and thinking outside the box

Autistic Burnout

            One of the most devastating aspects of autism is known as autistic burnout . Autistic burnout occurs when individuals become completely overwhelmed by their environment after trying to compensate for years with sensory sensitivities or coping mechanisms that they developed on their own. The aftereffects of autistic burnout can be severe depression and even…… Continue reading Autistic Burnout

If You’ve Met One Person With Autism

“If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” Dr Stephen Shore Be Kind To Us             Many people don’t know about autism, which is why it’s so important to spread awareness. It can be difficult for individuals who do not understand autism or its symptoms to comprehend why an individual…… Continue reading If You’ve Met One Person With Autism

Some info on Autistic Savants

A high-functioning autistic savant is an individual who has autism along with prodigious abilities or talents. Named after the French doctor  Étienne Eugène Azam , these savants are usually diagnosed early in life due to their unusual skills and may even be self-diagnosed (so as to explain why they do not follow the same routines…… Continue reading Some info on Autistic Savants

High-Functioning Autism and Working From Home

Working from home has become much easier these days with high-speed internet and reliable phone service being readily available almost everywhere. That being said, there are several things to consider when setting up an office space in your own house that will make sure you are able to work productively without distractions or too many…… Continue reading High-Functioning Autism and Working From Home

The Benefits Of ADHD

Here are some interesting benefits of having ADHD which helps me cope with my Autistic Savant syndrome and OCPD         Many people look at ADHD as a disadvantage. However, for those who have it, there are several ways that the disorder can actually be an advantage. Unique             People with ADHD tend to think outside…… Continue reading The Benefits Of ADHD

Let’s talk about my Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder for a second…

Just Perfect… Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is characterized by perfectionism, excessive attention to detail, and working excessively. This can cause problems at work or school since the individual might refuse to participate in certain activities or arguments over trivial things. While they may seem like nitpicking, people with OCPD are actually highly stressed out…… Continue reading Let’s talk about my Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder for a second…

Autism with a side-order of ADHD

I always felt like I have a strong urge to discover things, you know. Like a pioneer! Venturing out into the unknown to explore and experience the chaos first-hand. Apparently my ADHD was not welcome in this modern world, and it is described as a ‘disorder’. Well, to me I make sense… Let’s take a…… Continue reading Autism with a side-order of ADHD

Autism and Music: sounds interesting!

**Update 18.10.2021: Thank to all for the beautiful and terrible comments from both Neurodivergent and Neurotypical folk. I have been misunderstood my entire life so it just makes me feel that I will probably be misunderstood my entire life. For people not diagnosed with Autism, it may seem difficult to understand how someone diagnosed with…… Continue reading Autism and Music: sounds interesting!