Handwriting and Autism – When Primary School Teachers discipline the wrong way

Handwriting and Autism

Handwriting and Autism My hands shake, they always have. I was never fortunate enough to go to Kindergarten and had to get by learning how to hold a pen, pencil or crayon the way I assumed it should be done. I remember watching my parents and siblings and studying their grip around a pen. I…… Continue reading Handwriting and Autism – When Primary School Teachers discipline the wrong way

Alternative Reality – unknowingly living with Autism

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Part 2 In 2010 I was approached by a mining company in South Africa to work as a Crisis Manager in the Industry. I worked on 23 Shafts managing operations of their Cap-lamp Rooms where they kit underground Miners. I developed a supply chain strategy for them which they still use today. I also worked…… Continue reading Alternative Reality – unknowingly living with Autism

I always felt like I didn’t fit in – How autism feels when you don’t know you’re on the spectrum

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I grew up in a small town. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. I am the 4th child. Ever since I can remember I was alone. I was labeled as a weird kid. I remember that I was confused about the fact that I was not allowed to be in the same company as…… Continue reading I always felt like I didn’t fit in – How autism feels when you don’t know you’re on the spectrum

1000 All Time Views!!! – Thank you for taking the time to read this narrative about me and my attempt to master high-functioning Autistic Savant syndrome with co-morbid ADHD and OCPD

Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings. I am not sure where this journey would lead to but I am taking you with me! Thank you for the donations so far, you help me more than I can imagine : 3 x Virtual Coffee 7 x small donations And to the one…… Continue reading 1000 All Time Views!!! – Thank you for taking the time to read this narrative about me and my attempt to master high-functioning Autistic Savant syndrome with co-morbid ADHD and OCPD

Your Mental Health is more important than other people’s expectations of what they think you should do… – my Psychiatrist advising me on how to deal with my high-functioning Autistic Savant syndrome with co-morbid ADHD and OCPD

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Your Mental Health is more important than other people’s expectations of what they think you should do… – my Psychiatrist advising me on how to deal with my high-functioning Autistic Savant syndrome with co-morbid ADHD and OCPD Read more on: Autism ADHD OCPD Autistic Burnout Suicide and Autism

How to be an Employee with High-Functioning Autism / ADHD / OCPD

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5:00am Monday, my first day where I will go back to work post my 2 weeks in a Psychiatric Hospital. I shower and get dressed in my black company-branded golf shirt, my favorite pair of jeans and my trusted black Salomon trainers. I have breakfast with my daughter and head off to the office in…… Continue reading How to be an Employee with High-Functioning Autism / ADHD / OCPD

Waking up to my New Life with high-functioning Autism and co-morbid ADHD plus OCPD

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Being on the Autism Spectrum makes it difficult for me to communicate, also, English is my second language… So I use Grammarly! 5:00 am No Nurse to check my blood pressure due to the fact that I slept in my own bed. I turn around and decide to sleep for another hour or so… In…… Continue reading Waking up to my New Life with high-functioning Autism and co-morbid ADHD plus OCPD

High functioning Autistic Savant Syndrome – surprised to try and commit suicide

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‘Has anyone ever spoken to you about autism?’ my Psychiatrist asked after only 5 minutes of conversation in our first consultation session at the psychiatric ward post my failed suicide attempt. I tried to commit suicide 12 hours earlier on a Saturday evening. I drove out into the mountains, to be close to nature. I…… Continue reading High functioning Autistic Savant Syndrome – surprised to try and commit suicide

10 months post failed suicide attempt feedback to my Boss

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Hi Boss Just some feedback after my session with my Psychiatrist today: Mastering High-Functioning Autistic Savant Syndrome with comorbid ADHD and OCPD (I thought it apt to give a title to my journey 😊) Step 1 – Self Awareness (3-months) I was tasked last year December to focus on Self-Awareness for the first three months…… Continue reading 10 months post failed suicide attempt feedback to my Boss