I am an Autistic girl, and yes girls can have Autism.
I have sensory processing disorder and Anxiety.
I am sensitive to loud sounds including,
Leafblowers, Tea kettles, and Smoke Alarms.
I am a selective eater, I hate my food burnt, or too crunchy
I will not eat bananas or oatmeal.
I am sensitive to strong smells.
I don’t like hugs.
I don’t like flashing, flickering, or pulsing lights
I can easily be overwhelmed by the flash of a camera.
I stim, it’s my way of coping with anxiety
It’s a way of self-regulating
I rock, flap my hands, and spin.
I have difficulties with socializing.
I sometimes can’t think of a thing to talk about, or my social anxiety gets the best of me.
I am very literal, I sometimes have trouble understanding jokes and sarcasm.
I sometimes have trouble expressing emotions, sometimes I can be happy, but with a blank face.
I have to have a routine, without routine I am very anxious, change can be very hard for me to deal with.
I sometimes have trouble with transitions.
No, I’m not faking be Autistic.
No, I’m NOT a Retard.
No, I’m not crazy.
I am artistic, smart, loyal, and musical.
I love horses, they are my special interests.
Yes, I plan on having a career.
Please don’t judge me when I’m having a meltdown/or shutdown.
It’s sometimes hard living in a Neurotypical world,
But I unique, I am special, Autism is just one part of me. 🙂
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