"OK, YES: YOU'RE AUTISTIC!"

This is what they said me when they diagnosed my autism. And "Oh. Ok." was my answer. And this is how this (second) history began. While I was coming home, I love to say I cried due to the sound of the train, but the true is that I cried due to my diagnosis. Passing... Continue Reading →

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I AM AUTISTIC, NOT STUPID.

I know some people think I am childish. I know. It can be my aspect.I look much younger than the years I have. This is a feature that I have often observed in autistic people. And I move in a particular way (I know this too ...), and sometimes I move like a child. For... Continue Reading →

"DON'T ALWAYS TELL ALL THE TRUTH"

Everyone has always told me: "Don't always tell ALL the truth, because then people get offended". But this seems crazy to me: people say they want to know the truth, and when you tell them, they take offense. Autistic people are very honest. The problem with the society is that she does not expect the... Continue Reading →

AM I INVISIBLE?

A lot of times I feel of being invisible, like these days of Christmas. Autistic people are more exposed to loneliness than other people because sometimes they are not very able to take contact or to do friendship. I am not very able to take contact with people: I never know how. Or I am... Continue Reading →

ARE YOU PROUD OF YOUR AUTISM?

I know I'm going into a minefield, but I am not proud of my autism. Sometimes, I feel not good with this idea of no-proud-of-my-autism, but please understand what I mean: autism caused me a lot of troubles. I have a lot of difficult with the process of friendship, I have a sensory process disorder,... Continue Reading →

YOU ARE LIKE RAIN MAN

In one past work, my ex colleagues called me "rain man". When I decided to communicate them my diagnosis, only one people said me "I'm sorry for what I said". Other people said "And now? What do you want from me?". When I explained that I knew that I didn't understand them and that, in... Continue Reading →

DOES AUTISM PRODUCE LONELINESS?

I know many autistic people and many families of autistic people and unfortunately, sooner or later, one of the biggest concerns is loneliness. Does autism produce loneliness? Well, my answer is: Yes and no. In effect, I understood that it happens something of very logical: 1) autistic people need moments in which to "recover" from... Continue Reading →

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