December 6, 2018

My grocery store has new shopping carts! They go smoothly and silently around corners, like a mermaid swishing and swiveling through a maze of coral.

When something gets easier on a sensory level, it gets easier on an intellectual level too. I made all my decisions much faster without the distraction of forceful turns and clanking wheels – which I can feel through my hands, even with headphones or earplugs.

Now all I need are turn signals, so I can navigate around other carts without the challenge of reading vague body language… 🙂

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.