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I don't know if I'd call my sense of humor "wonderful".
Corny, odd & twisted maybe? 🙃

#AutismAwareness #autismmyths


How to cope with me, your #Autistic colleage

As someone with autism, I know that I bring unique strengths and challenges to my job. I may approach tasks and social interactions differently than my coworkers, but that doesn't make me any less valuable as a team member.

Here are a few things that my colleagues could do that would make it easier for me to succeed at work:

They communicate clearly and directly.

Autistic individuals like me may have difficulty interpreting nonverbal cues or picking up on subtlety, so it really helps when my coworkers are explicit in their instructions and expectations.

They respect my boundaries.

Autistic individuals may need more personal space or may not always want to engage in small talk.

They're patient.

Autistic individuals may need more time to process information or may have a slower response time.

They offer support.

If I'm struggling with a task or social interaction, my colleagues could offer assistance or guidance in a supportive manner.

By following these practices, my colleagues could help create a positive and inclusive work environment where I feel valued and supported. It takes a little extra effort, but it's worth it to have a workplace where everyone can thrive.

#AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptance #autisminclusion #Neurodiversity #Autisticandproud #inclusionmatters #diversability #workingwithautism #autisticcolleague #neurodiverseteam

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Autistic people are often
misunderstood. Throughout my life, I can recall times I’ve been painfully aware when other people didn’t like me for one reason or another. Knowing what I know now, I can’t help but wonder how many of those
reasons were due to a lack of understanding…

#AutismAwareness #Acceptance #Neurodiversity #navigatingneurodivergence #Masking #Trauma # unmasking #Understanding #patience #growth

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#Autism #AutismAcceptance #AutismAdvocacy #AutismAwareness #AutismDiagnosis #AutismMeltdowns

Hi I was after some help. I’m wondering how people in the UK get diagnosed with autism by other ways than the NHS. There’s been a mistake with my referral and it has not been done apparently according to my mental health worker so I’m having to go through the referral again which is a 3 year waiting list. Iv been diagnosed with various mental health problems over the years and the last few months I have been exploring the possibility of being on the spectrum with my therapist and mental health worker. Being autistic makes so much more sence to me and how iv been all my life. I’m 34 and a self diagnosis seems to have just clicked with me and explained so much especially the sensory stuff and iv realised iv been “masking” for years. I did a few online tests yesterday and scored extremely high on all of them. I don’t want to have to pay loads to get diagnosed privatley but I’m hoping a diagnosis will open up a new world to me and a way of coping with life. Thank you for reading my comment. #AdultDiagnosis #Autism

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World Autism Awareness Day

April is Autism Acceptance Month and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day
#worldautismday2022 #worldautismday2022 #AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptanceMonth #autismacceptancemonth2022 #autismawarenessmonth2022 #autismawarenessmonth #Autism #AutismAwareness #Autism #AutismAcceptance #WorldAutismAwarenessDay #AutismAcceptanceMonth

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A different way of expressing yourself by the way a question is asked

If you have an autistic child instead of asking them how was their day try asking them how did people make them feel, when I was a child in school a teacher choked me I didn’t know it was wrong but I knew I didn’t like how it made me feel if my friend didn’t tell my dad my parents wouldn’t have known

This may not help everyone depending on the child & how they communicate their feelings but hopefully it can help someone me myself didn’t know right from wrong #Autism #Autistic #AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptance #Sensory #Stimming

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Autism Can Be Overwhelming #Autism #AutismAcceptance #AutismAdvocacy #AutismAwareness #AutismSociety

Autism can be overwhelming on a daily basis. Our minds have 1,000 plus things going on in our heads.

For me I have so many ideas that it gets overwhelming. One way to help myself to keep a level head is to keep a digital to do list.

I know some people like paper but paper overwhelms me because it gets messy and it just stacks up.