I am a senior in high school and as many of you know, I am on the Autism Spectrum. This year, I am dedicating my senior project (A graduation requirement involving research, presentation, and a movement for change) to the experience of being on the spectrum, and how we can make the world a more loving place.
The main question of my project is what is normal, and how can we redefine normal? At the end of the year, I will be giving a presentation/speech in front of my school to help answer these questions.
So far I’ve written a research paper with the help of the physiologist who helped me get diagnosed, and we’re working together to make this project as amazing as it can be. I’ve also interviewed the amazing special education teachers at my school, asking them about their everyday tasks and what students/teachers can do for those who have disabilities or are different in any way.
The next step in my project is interviewing other people on the spectrum, which is where I need your help! While I will be able to chat with some of my peers, it would be VERY insightful to be able to chat with some of you! Being able to talk to people with a different experience, different stories, and an age range would be absolutely wonderful.
If you are interested in being asked a few questions about your experience being on the spectrum, don’t hesitate to contact me! You may shoot me a message or comment on this post, and I will be sure to message you!
Thank you all so much!
This blog supports gender non comforing Neurodivegent people 🌈
People just d o n o t get how hard it is for disabled people to shower
You got autistic people who get sensory overload while in the shower from a not perfect temperature or the 700 different smells or the feeling of being too dry afterwards
You got chronically fatigued people who cant stay awake from standing for so long and need a nap afterwards
Theres chronic pain ppl who cant do the repeative motions needed to wash and again with the standing
People who have hallucinations who have this loud water running that can sound like whispers or the fan going or the mirrors in the bathroom and the paranoia of feeling watched
It takes so many spoons to shower, its genuinely a huuge hassel
1. if you are an anti-self-dx please do not interact my blog.
2. if you believe that medical consensus is truthful enough to deny somebody’s lifelong trauma with learning disability and/or Adhd and/or asperger and/or prosopagnosia etc; then please do not interact my blog.
3. Autism deniers do not interact
4. Ableists do not interact.
5. Autism ignorants do not interact.
6. Supporters of Conversation therapy/ ABA/ Punishment and complience do not interact.
7. Supporters or practitioners of behaviourism, regardless official or unofficial, do not interact my blog.
20 to 30 “qualified” doctors yelling you are perfectly normal, and then going back to school/university suffering all the symptoms of learning disabilities and aspergers; does NOT make me any LESS disabled.
It just shows the doctors’ ignorance and lack of insight at a mass-scale. Comparable to salem witch trials.
Is there anything bothering you?
Yeah a lot of things..
The smashing bit is a reference to “The wall” in which Pink smashes a guitar into a tv or something.
LGBTQ autistic people are awesome and deserve more recognition ❤️🌈
Lead him on then get mad at him, love when this happens.
I am not stupid, though the scoreboard now informs the entire class that I got only half of the questions right on the pre-exam game.
I have learning disabilities. I cannot read, process, recall information, and answer a complex question in 20 seconds. Nor can I answer the successive questions at such a speed or in a state of overwhelm.
Amongst the list of heartbreaking things, very few people consider how truly devastating it is to actually see yourself failing due to a disability that is otherwise completely invisible to others who will judge you for it when they wouldn’t if it was visible.
Shoutout to my dad, who before making a joke that involved loud noises and touching my shoulder, gave me a warning!
It didn’t ruin the moment, and it lets me know I’m seen and heard, heck yeah! Love ya, Dad!
Almost every top I own has a hood so I can reduce stimulus when I need to.
Some ppl r like “self diagnosed adhd/autism is bad” like ok rebecca some of us live in third world countries without the money to afford a good psychologist so we only have shitty fucking psychologists who don’t know shit about many disabilities/disorders but go off ig
You’re NOT an Autism advocate if you don’t care about/ include LGBTQ Autistic people n your activism.