Money Makes The World Go Around When it comes to money, autism is a double-edged sword. Good budgeting skills can help avoid taking on debts. However, those with autism may have trouble saving up for emergencies or handling the unexpected costs that need to be paid ASAP. If you know somebody with autism and they…… Continue reading Autism And Financial Management To Avoid Debt Traps
You Need To Go Out, they said… Going out in public is something many of us take for granted, but for Autistics, it can be daunting. I wanted to find out more, so I found some Autistic people commenting about their experiences online, and here’s what they had to say: “Going outside is very difficult…… Continue reading Autism And Going Out In Public
Everybody Knows Someone It seems as if everyone knows someone who is ‘on the spectrum, the general idea of the autism spectrum, if not an actual diagnosis. “Autism” may be a widely used term for those with social and communication difficulties, but it’s certainly not all-encompassing; those on the autism spectrum have a wide range…… Continue reading What Exactly Is The Autism Spectrum?
A State Of Exhaustion Of all the challenges and problems faced by those with autism, there is perhaps no other issue as serious and widespread as autistic burnout. So what exactly is it? The short answer to this question is that burnout refers to a state of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion caused by long-term…… Continue reading What Is Autistic Burnout And How To Recover
Sounds like bad joke, but this is how I almost died… Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) are three disorders that may be confused with each other because of the similarity in their names. However, each disorder has unique signs and symptoms that both doctors and patients can use…… Continue reading Autism, ADHD and OCPD walks into a Bar…
Children diagnosed with autism usually have a low pain threshold. This means that they often don’t show their pain in the same way as most people, and it can be difficult to know when your child is hurting or not. When a child has a particularly high pain threshold , this might make you think…… Continue reading Autism and Pain
This article is purely focused on ADHD and not my additional high-functioning autism. The following is a list of 10 common symptoms people with ADD or ADHD experience: HYPERFOCUS Hyperfocus – the ability to hyperfocus on things they find interesting, often resulting in hours and hours spent doing that activity without realizing any time has…… Continue reading Have you ever wondered what it feels like to have ADHD?
**Trigger Warning – contains reference to cutting and suicidal feelings Some people with autism practice self-harm. This means that they deliberately hurt themselves. It’s not clear why people do this, but it can be related to their mental health.People who have autism sometimes describe their experience of the world in terms of “us” and “them.”…… Continue reading Self-harm and Autism
Depression feels like you are feeling too much, all at once—you feel guilty about everything and nothing in particular, you feel guilty for feelings you don’t have, and so on. You might also feel that everything is your fault, when it’s not or that everything is horrible when it’s really just a little bad. Depression…… Continue reading What Depression Felt Like To Me On A Good Day
The best thing about ADHD is the clarity with which it has allowed me to see my strengths and weaknesses. Specifically, I’ve become hyper-vigilant at noticing when I’m disorganized or distracted. This means that I can now take action to remedy problems before they get out of hand. It’s like my brain is an early…… Continue reading The Best Thing About ADHD