August 12, 2017

Autism means I miss what others catch, and I catch what others miss.

“What is autism?”

Autistic people process information differently. Some things feel really intense, taking up a lot of our attention. Because of that, we pay less attention to other things.

This can affect our social interactions, communication style, relationships, physical movements, habits, interests, and sensory experiences. Autism is called a “spectrum” because of its unique effect on each person.

P.S. I write from my personal experience as an autistic. What I share is not a substitute for advice from an autistic medical professional. Also, some of my opinions have changed since I first wrote them.