As I continue to study my past now that I have received my diagnosis, I uncover strange and sad facts and patterns that clearly confirms why I had such a difficult life. I listed all the different houses I can remember since I was a child. I ended up counting 42 houses. That means I…… Continue reading Way-finding with Autism, ADHD and OCPD
I am so happy to have stumbled onto this very appropriate explanation of what Autism feels like to her, wow! My Answer to the Question ‘What Does Autism Feel Like?’ Lori Sealy • FollowApril 21, 2016 One of the questions I’m most often asked by parents of people living with autism (and one of the questions I’m…… Continue reading What does Autism feel like?
Body The human experience is one that has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. I had a difficult childhood which only Neurodivergent folk would be able to relate to. Confused, anxious, high-strung, always alert, always watching, always analyzing. I was a skinny kid with low muscle tone. My appetite was just enough…… Continue reading Nominated at 12 to attend a School for the Gifted – Autism
My Favorite F-words I always had a hard time figuring out how to put a ‘life’ together. It was difficult to get a model in my head of the prefect life because the only way to get the necessary information would be to ask questions. Apparently I did this the wrong way. I lacked the…… Continue reading Autism and my favorite F-words
Fond Food Memories I only received my diagnosis at age 41, so all my childhood food memories are framed in that light: unknowingly autistic. One One of my favorite items ever was (and still is) yogurt. Plain yogurt, with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. Breakfast, 2nd breakfast, elevenses, lunch, 2nd lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper,…… Continue reading Autism and Food – why are we labeled ‘picky eaters’?
Squirrel!!! I loved the scene in Over the Hedge where Hammy drinks the energy drink, I could absolutely relate to that. The feeling that your mind is working so fast that others seems to almost stand still in comparison. I have been slowing down my thinking on purpose since my preteen years because the other…… Continue reading ADHD 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
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 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
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