🧩 I Am Autistic 🧩

I feel like the world needs a reminder of what that actually means.


⚠️ Interpret ambiguous generalistic language
⚠️ guess what you mean if you haven’t told me exactly
⚠️ ‘read between the lines’
⚠️ cope with generalisations of any type
⚠️ understand you unless you spell it out
⚠️ guess what time frame you might be talking about
⚠️ work out how you are feeling unless you tell me
⚠️ understand meaning in a text or on the phone
⚠️ explain how I feel very easily
⚠️ easily understand emotions
⚠️ do flexibility very easily (if at all)
⚠️ Do text conversations very easily at all. The words on their own are too abstract for me to understand the meaning

❣️I DO❣️

☹️ get sensory overload which causes melt down
☹️ struggle to process meaning and context
☹️ tell it how it is
☹️ see the world in black and white
☹️ think in pictures and videos. Words and numbers can often be too abstract to mean anything to me
☹️ advocate strongly for anything I believe in
☹️ rely heavily on communicating face to face because I have to spend a lot of effort looking at all the other signs and cues in order to take meaning out of the conversation.
☹️ get very frustrated at the world who seem to forget hidden disabilities are still disabilities and do still exist.

Author: Melanie

I am a massage therapist and part time athlete, blogging life thru a disability lens. On wheels, with flipper and occasionally on feet.

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