Ok, I’ll get you guys started and I have to say a Massive Thanks to KidsHealth.org for helping me choose the questions for this part. Some of them anyway. I may regress to my younger years and think if I was younger what would I want to know about my diagnosis and what it meant for me. And remember kids I was diagnosed late so I will try and cover all ages. But if I miss something be sure to tell me!
What does Autism Mean?
AW Tiz Um is the name given to a lot of different problems that people face when it comes to joining in with others. May that be when we are talking or listening or playing. Autism means we see the world through different eyes than others. Yes everyone has their own eyes, but autism eyes are special (want to know why? well it’s because we see things in so much more detail than everyone else and that makes us special)
Everyday we see and do so much. and you know those squishy things in our heads yep your brain well it has a very special job it has to take in every little detail around us and make sense of it. and when it cannot well thats when we can get upset because their is too much information for our brains to understand. Hey Don’t worry it happens to us all, it happens to me a lot. Autism is like the rainbow. insert badly drawn rainbow. I cannot draw using a trackpad! Autism when it is at its most strong is the red. the pink at the bottom when its at its mildest or smallest point. I am somewhere between the purple and the blue. So my autism is not as strong which means I am slightly neuro but not much. Wish I had not thrown this aid i made out. but I will make a printable based on this! REMIND ME KIDS PESTER ME UNTIL I DO OK!! In school i had to do a project on emotion (how we feel) and I made this puppet with different faces. I asked my cousin when he was a few years young to tell me what each face meant. and mostly he got it. he could tell me what the faces were but when I asked him to tell me if I was happy he could not relate the face on the puppet to my same face i.e. when I smile he did not know I was happy.
Right enough for now leave me your questions below and I will answer them in another Q&A