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Category: Discovering autisim

Articles explore being autistic through my lens and experiences, what it means to be autistic, finding the true self, how the world views autistic people, and disabilities.

It doesn’t matter how much research allistic people do and then call themselves experts, we as autistic people are the experts, so we need to encourage people to talk to us.
Autism and goal setting
Society has become obsessed with goal setting as the key to success in life. This mindset is setting an unrealistic path for true purpose in life.
Autism and identity
We live in a world that was made for extroverted allistic people, and for autistic people trying to fit into this world is exhausting.
Autism and loneliness
Many people with autism feel lonely in a world that wasn’t made for them, so when people try to change them being themselves, it only fuels more feelings of isolation.
Autism and masking
Autistic people mask because people do not accept their traits. We need to let go of the burden of camouflaging autistic traits to make people feel comfortable because it’s not our job to do so.
Autism and trauma
CPTSD in autistic adults is often overlooked because it presents differently than in non-autistic people even though it is common for autistic people to have other co-occurring psychiatric conditions.
Autism, religion, and spirituality
Many autistic people reject organized religion, but I don’t think we can say that is necessarily to do with being autistic as many non-autistic people reject organized religion as well.
Autistic burnout
This article is an illustration of how autistic burnout can escalate to chronic burnout if we don't have right perspective of what we are doing that is contributing to this happening.
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Mindfulness brings awareness to the present and reminds us that life can only be experienced in the presence of now.
Autistic response to change
Many autistic people try to control their environment to feel safe so unforeseen change is not a welcomed friend.
Chronic illnesses
Many chronic illnesses are not visible from the outside. Even though we may suffer from debilitating conditions, we may face judgement from those who don’t understand what is wrong with us.
Co-occurring conditions
Many autistic people have co-occurring conditions which may have been recognised long before discovering they were autistic, leaving many people feeling like something was missing.
Holiday seasons
Please do not wish me merry Christmas or happy new year. Yes, that’s right it doesn’t mean anything to me, and I love it that I do nothing on these days.
Single words don't bring about acceptance, nor does hiding behind words like neurodivergent in the illusion it changes ableism and stigma because it doesn't.
Late autistic diagnosis
There is a lot of talk around autistic levels and functioning labels, and it seems we are stuck with these labels for now. These terms undermine our real needs, box us and then we are forgotten.
Sensory processing issues
If you want to have a good experience with me please don’t ruin it by touching or hugging me.
Small talk
Small talk is subjective because it is influenced by personal beliefs, and feelings rather than based on facts thus it is not based on truth or fact but rather a person’s thoughts, and feelings.
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