You matter. You matter an awful lot to me. I love my fellow humans and often wonder if they love me back the same way.
To become a fully self-directing individual with any chance of finding parity in the workplace, the question of diagnosis seems to me to be key.
So how am I doing? I’m too strung out. How are all the other autistic’s doing I wonder.
This is how it is when inspiration strikes and autistic focus comes in to play
(Uncertain Weather System in Place, 2016) As there seems to be no specific aftercare following my diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome, I’m quite busy working things out for myself. Fortunately for me this is one of my autistic strengths. But specialist services would make a huge difference to my life. So going it alone isContinue reading “The art of autistic self-hood”
Meeting other autistic people is a rarity. Yesterday brought a glorious exception, and an hour and a half of utter joy.
I’ve also learned a bucketload of politeness and know how to wait and take my turn. I can even mimic patience – I do this as well as any professional stage actor.
(Dirt Cups 2014, my homage to Meret Oppenheim’s 1936. Fur-covered cup, saucer, and spoon) It can be hard to strike the right birthday note. This post is about alternatives in the all pervasive social narrative of what makes for a happy birthday. While this dominance is unintentional, nonetheless it carries a potentially damaging myth about whatContinue reading “Reflections on the birthday ritual and autism.”
My words have conjured a deeper pool of unmet need than I could have ever imagined.
So I finally got round to my post autism diagnosis GP appointment. On a tide of euphoria at officially becoming autistic I emailed my GP with a copy of my report, saying I would like to come in and talk about support. My GP wrote back promptly suggesting I make a double appointment and thankingContinue reading “Autism Dx 1: Aftercare 0”