If You’ve Met One Person With Autism

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“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

Autism and Food – why are we labeled ‘picky eaters’?

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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’?

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

Day 11 post failed suicide attempt – familiarity breeds contempt

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5:00am Nurse checks blood pressure. Breakfast. Shower. The Psychiatrist informs the staff to tell me that he would only visit at 19:00 that evening. The Psychologist will only visit me at 15:00, so I have the morning to myself. I start to work on what the Psychiatrist asked the previous day, and I try to…… Continue reading Day 11 post failed suicide attempt – familiarity breeds contempt

Day 9 post failed suicide attempt – removing stitches and: “What is ‘normal’ anyway?”

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5:00 Nurse takes blood pressure. She inspects the wound on my wrist and informs me that it has healed very well. We may want to look at removing the stitches later that morning. I go to have breakfast: scrambled eggs, grilled tomato, slice of brown toast, a small tub of yogurt, fresh fruit salad and…… Continue reading Day 9 post failed suicide attempt – removing stitches and: “What is ‘normal’ anyway?”

Autistic Savant syndrome – feedback to my Boss after 2 months back at work post my failed suicide attempt

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Hey Boss I had my monthly session with my Psychiatrist today, here is some feedback just to keep you updated on my journey. I hope you don’t mind being the recipient, but it helps me understand my journey better if I ‘soundboard’ my experience 🙂 I also didn’t include the other GDs in this email…… Continue reading Autistic Savant syndrome – feedback to my Boss after 2 months back at work post my failed suicide attempt