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Aspergers & Autism

  1. All I Learned While Working Is That NT People Are So Complicated

    Hi. For the last two weeks, I've been a trainee at a psychiatric. As I mentioned in my last blog, I had to take care of a whole unit of patients managed by a nursery assistant who taught me. As they changed shifts, I had three different coworkers. And luckily they all were really nice and helped me in everything I could. However, I noticed difficulties I faced that wouldn't be even considered by NT people. And which I constantly masked to do a good job. When I woke them up, I couldn't...
  2. The Challenges of Balancing a Bike

    Most people start walking, jumping, running, skipping, and learning to control posture and balance naturally. However, riding and balancing a bike was not an easy case for me. I could not simply balance the bike. I fell even when I was using training wheels or stabilisers. The balancing and coordination failure did not stop me from riding a bike. I encountered many challenges with balancing and had to learn different balancing criteria. I practised finding the equilibrium and the concept of...
  3. The Best Educational System

    The best educational system opened the door to navigate my learning journey. I was born extremely premature and had many developmental delays. Autism did not stop me from attending mainstream education in school. The path was with twists and turns; I was placed in County School for two months in a preschool setting. In the school, the principal recognised my potential and transferred me to a public school in a mainstream education setting in kindergarten. In a mainstream education setting, I...
  4. I Can't Carry This Anymore

    Hi. The context of my situation is that I'm doing the final module of my course and it's practical training. My shift is 7 hours long every week day until June 30th. During these hours I have to wake up 16 patients, bath some of them, do beds, put breakfasts, give medication, clean the dishes, go for the laundry, prepare the clothes and distribute it, put lunch, give medication, clean the dishes and write down all the incidents that could happen along the shift. Plus, check up their...
  5. Can the world function without numbers?

    Can the world function without numbers? Being a high-functioning Autistic, I have a special bond with numbers. I have a memory talent to convert the temperature units from Celsius to Fahrenheit and vice versa. I discovered this special talent in my 7th grade or Year 8 science class. Without using a calculator or conversion formula, I can convert the units in the blink of an eye without doing any calculations. Also, I feel that music is a set of numbers arranged in a pattern. Music is a...
  6. My Educational Journey

    I was born extremely premature (24 weeks). At birth, I only weighed 720 grams and I was only 33 centimetres or 13 inches long. The healthcare workers taught me to breathe, talk, walk and speak. When I was in my mom’s (mum's) womb, the chances of my survival were slim. As I was eager to see the world, I took a chance to be born before my due time. I was blue due to lack of oxygen. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) crew was right there to receive me and took me to the incubator that was...
  7. Beat the Odds to Survive

    The most significant challenge was being born extremely premature and beating the odds to survive. After my birth, I stayed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to gain weight and overcome developmental growth in the incubator that was my first crib. The period was tense for my parents, but they supported me to reduce difficulties and exposed me to many activities to gain skills and confidence. I see the world through my high-power eyeglasses after several surgeries. To overcome my...
  8. A Movie Which Looks Like My Life

    Hi. Today we watched a movie in class. I didn't feel with the enough motivation of watching a 2hrs and a half movie at 10 AM so at first I wanted to continue my drawing of White Mask from the novel Tian Guan Ci Fu, however, just the start got me hooked. It tells the story of a kid who has dislexia and has to grow up with such difficulties in a family that has no idea of what it is or how to make the kid improve. However, this kid, after a long time of suffering, punishment and feelings...
  9. I've Dug My Grave

    Hi. This could be also in the support part of this forum, as my brain is ilogically going crazy without finding an exit. However, I prefer it to keep in here as it's an event of my life I didn't want to happen, yet it did. And no matter how many times I script situations day after day, I'm unable to solve this now it's done. As I told, I'm studying in a class, with humans, and in the last module of our course, we have to create big activities for enjoyment and put it in common with our...
  10. I Felt Free Inside A Character

    Hi. Today I'm going to tell a game we did in class, but left me wondering how I could feel so good while doing just a "character" for everyone else. As we're going to work in a psychiatric with people diagnosed with way different disorders, our teacher likes to play games that will make us face some random situations for when we will be in the units for developing some skills before the real thing. Today's game was becoming an unit composed by blind, deaf, mobility disabled,...
  11. Jimberry and the Couscous - Too much information #ActuallyAutistic #Ableism #RightToThrive #Neglect

    Jimberry and the Couscous - Too much information - Autism - Sensory Sensitivity - Failure to habituate - Inappropriate accommodation - Stress-induced Psychosis - Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder - Startle response - Errors in future prediction - Requiring much more specialised input - Denied input - Promised autism trained PA - Denied autism trained PA - Systemic ableism - Police ableism - NHS ableism - Council ableism - Government ableism #Homeless #ActuallyAutistic #Ableism #RightToThrive...
  12. #ActuallyAutistic Speaks So to Speak - World awake, We need each other!

    Description under video (extract): Music 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' by The New Men & Jimberry and the Couscous ''Someday I'll Wish Upon a Star'' - Well this is that Wish! Please Support, Share and Subscribe! We have much to offer and rely on your help. My situation to be assessed imminently by Social Services who lack specific Autism Training. Please COMMENT! If you can relate or 'translate' please comment on my behalf as I struggle to communicate and am currently mute. This will be...
  13. Feedback for TV Pilot about an Autistic Girl with Psychic Powers

    Hello I'm Arran Bull and I am an animation masters student currently developing a TV pilot for a show called "Psychic Maria". It's about a teenage autistic girl with psychic powers learning to control her powers while fighting society aliens and getting through school. The pilot revolves around her and her neuroptypical sister Sam, who is also psychic, fighting cats in a night club to get Maria's stolen city pop record back. It will be aimed at 7-15 year olds but I want the show to be...
  14. Self-Advocacy

    A question that often plagues my mind in my day-to-day life is: How can I advocate for myself and my needs, without feeling or seeming selfish? Say I'm at work, and the lights are too bright. Luckily, at my office, the lights can be dimmed and the color temperature can be changed. This is great, unless everyone else in the office seem satisfied leaving them on their brightest setting. Even though I may be really struggling with how bright the lights are, and can feel distracted and...
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