Some info on Autistic Savants

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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

The Benefits Of ADHD

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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…

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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

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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!

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          For people without Autism, it may seem difficult to understand how someone with Autism feels and thinks since most people cannot experience what it’s like to have friends or family members who cannot recognize specific signals or signs that can help guide them through their everyday tasks. However, society must understand what autistic friends and…… Continue reading Autism and Music: sounds interesting!

Autism and Sarcasm, ugh…

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Autism is a disorder present from birth, characterized by problems with social interaction and communication and unusually restrictive and repetitive interests and behavior. While these features can make it difficult for autistic people to participate in the world around them, even those who do not meet the criteria for diagnosis can struggle with their struggles’…… Continue reading Autism and Sarcasm, ugh…

Autism – How My Diet Changed

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When I was diagnosed with autism, the nutritionist recommended I start eating more whole grains.  This helped me feel less foggy-brained and prevented me from having meltdowns when my food didn’t agree with me.  Contrary to what most people believe, autism is not a disease or mental illness, therefore there is no medicinal cure.  However,…… Continue reading Autism – How My Diet Changed

Only 15% of all Autistic Adults live independently

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Individuals with Autism often face challenges in adulthood, despite their early diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms of Autism begin building at an early age, but adults with Autism frequently lack support systems to guide them through the complexities of social interaction. Limited communication skills, sensory overload, and spatial awareness can make activities such as employment difficult…… Continue reading Only 15% of all Autistic Adults live independently

Autism and Sport

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Body Awareness My first recollection of my own body is a memory of when I was 4 years old riding a plastic motorcycle. I can clearly recall the thrill of moving at an incredible speed down a hill with the wind blowing through my hair. I can also recall the blood forming on my knee…… Continue reading Autism and Sport

Autism and High School

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What Teachers Got Wrong I grew up in a small town where we only had a Primary School. Inadvertently I was booked into a hostel when I had to attend High School in a neighboring town. I remember how difficult it was for me to understand why Teachers did not like my approach to answering…… Continue reading Autism and High School