"I always thought everyone noticed me because I notice everything. I don't like being noticed. But I notice everything because I am autism. I maybe don't need to worry about people noticing me because if they are not Autism, they don't notice everything I notice. On reflection, it makes perfect sense that a child born… Continue reading Sensory Differences & Social Anxiety
A Little Story about One Small Dog and her Young Autistic human. “Ruby Red is my dog. She is a good dog. I don't know if she knows, but she helps me be brave and strong, when I feel scardy cat. She went to kindy with me, and school and to the shops and parade… Continue reading A Girls Best Friend
“First … My brain stops. There is nothing. I cannot see. I cannot hear. I am not there. I don’t feel anything.Next … My heart is pounding, booming so fast. Can you feel it? Can you hear it? My fingers tingle, feeling strange. Goosebumps all over; they prickle me. Feel so cold; can’t get… Continue reading 7 year old Autistic girl describes what ‘overwhelmed’ feels like.
On reflection, it makes perfect sense that a child born with significant sensory differences in all senses, would 'assume' all people share these same differences. That this incorrect belief may hold an important key to assisting her in managing her social anxiety, is an interesting one.
Scared is purple and blue. Its everything. Its too many people. Its noise I don't know is coming. Its people touching me. Its when people ask me questions. Its really scary when something is new or different. Going to a party is scary. Almost everything is scary. Happy is yellow. Its going to the beach.… Continue reading Green Days make me feel Yellow