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25 thoughts on “If You Don’t Read the Comments Section of this Blog”

  1. This could be said of me too, however, i’m now too tired to mask as normal… I’ve become even more reclusive as I try to get a handle on Word press and Twitter….. exhausting. My manner of communicating is possibly too formal… in the written mode … I feel people don’t believe I’m autistic because I’m not what NTs believe to be a stereotypical autistic ( which actually is an oxymoron) ……. they think in stereotypes .

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    1. I’m autistic and don’t do well with social media. Learning how to use a computer with little help was a meltdown nightmare for me. I regard the computer as a necessary evil. I do better with blogging.

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  2. I have a son who is on the spectrum due to his Tourettes. He has an informal ADHD diagnosis and I, personally, see high functioning Aspergers, too, but our crappy HMO says no. The thing with him that I love…ADORE..most is that he is not afraid to be himself. He wears camel shirts every Wed for Hump Day. Humpty Humpty HUUUUUUMP DAAAAAAY! He could give a rip about hugging his mom around other 8th graders and he’s funny as hell. Me, on the other hand… I’m 46 and just learning how to accept myself.I’m not on the spectrum, but I could say my disability has always been people pleasing. “Who do you want me to be?” became more important of a question than “Who Am I?” I’m still figuring it out, but one thing is certain – labels don’t define people. I am realizing that people with a diagnosis are sometimes more healthy than those who can hide behind their NT shiny facades, I think you are brave and smart and I will be back. Your insight is very valued!

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    1. Learning to truly love yourself is a really wonderful thing. It frees you in so many ways and lets you see the world in a totally different way. I’m on that journey myself and I can honestly say I’m excited for the future now x

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    2. Part of me will always wonder what life would have been like if I had been diagnosed as a child. Looking back at my VHS (goodness the quality was BAD) childhood videos I was pretty obvious. They HAD to know. My teachers, mother, somebody HAD to know. Or where they all in denial? Back then it was still a bit shameful to talk about mental differences. My mother was afraid they were going to put me on ADHD drugs and ruin my mind.

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      1. I wish I’d been diagnosed as a child too. I suppose as a girl i’m not as ‘textbook autistic’ as others maybe that’s why it took till I was 22 to be diagnosed.
        By then all the stress and bullying i’d been through helped me to develop auditory hallucinations. I’m lucky in that they’re almost all helpful and positive. Though I wonder who I would have been without that.

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        1. Buddhism saved my life. A lot of it’s practices are helpful to some of the more devastating Autistic habits / issues. Meditation, mindfulness, and reminding myself to stay in the present has been essential to my mental health even before I realized I was Autistic. Finding out about my Autism has allowed me to be a lot more compassionate with myself.

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          1. Same! Was introduced to Buddhism decades ago and studying it ( teachers were actual Tibetan Buddhist Lamas ( highly qualified in the Tibetan system) practicing meditation etc was a great preparation to dealing with my eventual DX. It changed my outlook on life for the better but it also helped me understand the typical world more regarding attachment, suffering, impermanence etc.

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  3. The thing with entering a different cultural philosophy is that if it is communicated in the its own cultural mode of relating it has a ” life of its own” and not defined and interpreted , categorised and reformed in a “foreign ” manner.
    I’m using ” foreign” here to refer to the non-native-cultural -perspective. Much like it is not possible for non-autistics to adequately communicate Autism as they impose their own NT interpretation upon autistic behaviours etc.

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  4. Regarding social anxiety…. all teachings/courses i’ve attended conducted by Tibetan, Vietnamese or Burmese Buddhist monks and nuns are conducted within a calm and silent environment.
    no chit-chat etc. Personal spaces respected etc.

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