I’m autistic and in my final year of college. I’m working on my senior thesis in Anthropology. My thesis is about activism and the autistic community. I’m looking for people to participate in my surveys. My surveys are fairly short and are able to be saved so that folks who need to can take a break and come back…
During the last week, I went with my brother Brian and his girlfriend Amanda to visit San Diego. There, we met with our cousin Chris, who is a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton and lives in nearby Carlsbad. We got to see various attractions in the city, such as The San Diego Zoo, Potato Chip Rock in the mountains of Poway, the beaches of Coronado, Pacific Beach, and La Jolla, and other sites.
I have learned over the years to ignore and persevere. I spent years in the classroom with people that talked with their voice to communicate while I sat alone and typed one paragraph at a time. Typing and communicating are the same.
Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Do it your way in your own time on your terms. Remember you can be anything you want to be, you may just have to do it a little differently in order to fulfill your dreams. Dream big and let the sky be the limit.
Anyone who can read body language in general can learn to read the body language of autistic people who send cues that way, even really unusual cues that have nothing to do with the neurotypical ones. It takes work, but it can be done.