on Friday the second of April it is world autism awareness day. I want to tell why it is important that there is such a day and why it is important to me.
I have always said that my condition isn’t all that I am and I stick with that but mostly in the last year I have found that it does make up for a larger part then I ever thought who I am. It has a big influence on how I think, feel and react and isn’t that what makes me who I am ? I have also pretty much accepted my autism for what it is, although it is still frustrating at times (that will stay me thinks). all with all I got it pretty good, I life on my own, I work, got a great family and some fantastic friends but even with all these good things life is a struggle for me. a struggle against fears, a struggle to do everything right at work , and a struggle to do the all basic housework.
I mentioned that I work, at work they don’t know about my autism because I don’t dare to tell them. I am pretty sure I wouldn’t be hired if I did mentioned it in the job interview, they just see trouble when they hear that word.
growing up, most people who I met thought I was slow/stupid or worse. almost non seem to believe that I was a child with normal intelligence (what I was) even my paediatrician (who should have known better) thought I wasn’t all that bright. they thought like that because I couldn’t express myself the way others did and in some ways I still can’t. I know people still think I am slow/stupid I can tell by the way they speak to me. specially when they know what I have they speak to me as if I am a child, and not a very smart one.
people with autism can be of great meaning to society, we just need to get the chance and a small step in our direction is a great help. you can take that step by learning more about the condition by visiting one of many websites or just by asking me, I don’t have all the answers but do know something.
you can contact me here by posting a comment, tweet me @fryfan20 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will answer as soon as I can.