Autism

Q’s about Autism? Ask!

“Like… oh mah gawd Jess! I never would’ve known you were Autistic!  You must be so high functioning!  Wow!”

Oh gosh.  How many times have I heard this?  Along with a few dozen other questions about being an autistic.  I’ve never identified myself as high or low functioning although society would like to place me in one extreme or the other.  Everyone has their ups and downs.  My experiences might differ a little from yours, but we’re a lot more alike than I believe you realize.  So, here’s what I’m going to do.

I’m opening myself up to questions about Autism.  At least, what it’s like for me, an Autistic, living with Asperger’s.  I’ll give you real, unfiltered, unabashed answers and try to have a little fun while we grow together.

So, what say you?  What would you like to know?  I’ll address these in an upcoming blog!

Deadline to submit your questions are Feb 28th. Blog to come in early March!

Jess, out!

 

16 thoughts on “Q’s about Autism? Ask!

  1. Experiencing life with Peregrine has taught me so much about Autism and Asperger’s! I’m soo proud and excited that you are doing this! I’m looking forward to your future posts.

    Thank you,
    Shawn

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    1. Thanks Shawn! That means a lot! Be sure to share the link with your friends and encourage them to ask! I’ll send a question or two your way as well so you can collab about your experiences with Peregrine. ❤

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  2. Damn never knew, lol to quote you. How long have you been autistic? Had to do some quick googling to figure out what a good question would be. Never knew you could “develop” it over time

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    1. Thank you for following along! It really means a lot! My post went live last Friday! I will continue to write and do my best to create further awareness!

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  3. How do people without autism refer to people with autism? I went to a seminar years ago put on by a group that provided adult care–all of the speakers worked in the academic community had autism. One gal talked about the weird ways people referred to her but now I forget which ways were OK and which weren’t, so now I fumble over myself whenever I talk about a student (when necessary) or anyone else. I imagine it’s different for everyone, but specifically how would you want a teacher, or maybe anyone you worked with, to approach it? I remember she said the way many people talk about it make it sound like a disease.

    I grew up hearing that autism was a lack of feeling, but lately I’ve also heard that it is too much feeling. Is any of that accurate?

    Sorry if these questions are lame.

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    1. Not lame, not even close! I’ll definitely answer these! These are exactly the kind of questions I wanted to invite you to ask. Thank you so much for submitting these!

      I’ll be publishing my answers on Friday, March 3rd. Check back then (or subscribe) so that you don’t miss them!

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    2. I hope you got a chance to read the post that went up last Friday! I did include, and answer, these for you! I do hope that I helped!

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  4. In what ways do you see autism manifest itself in your behaviors/attitude/etc? I’ve known people who were very high functioning, but it was definitely more apparent- though I’m sure I’ve known many who had autism and I never noticed. 🙂

    Miss you by the way! Looking forward to this blog!! ❤

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    1. Hiya Ali,
      I’d love to field this question if you don’t mind. My eldest son, Peri, is autistic. Before the recent change in diagnosis, he would have been considered as having Asperger’s. As a Father, it was really tough for me to accept. But when I began to understand, it made it alot easier to accept and appreciate.

      Ok, onto your questions: Autism manifested itself in Peri in his delayed speech and his lack of understanding any kind of social cue. Anytime his daily routine changed, his day was ruined. He was perfectly happy playing by himself for long periods of time. I cannot understate the need for a routine, no matter how small. ANY change to that, no matter how small, is a BIG deal unless he is told beforehand.

      One thing people tend to think about people with Autism, is they are stupid or “retarded.” They ARE NOT. They are incredibly loving, loyal and intelligent!! Peri is SUPER empathetic to the feelings of the people around him. To the point that it is kind of tough for him to understand that the situations others find themselves in are not his fault and it is not his job to fix it.

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