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Schooling with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the misdiagnosis

All those parents having to teach their kids is a eye-opening experience. I may not be a parent, but I was a child once. Not only was I a child, I was a misdiagnosed child who was claimed as having ADHD and even took medication for it and saw no difference. I still spun in circles, rocked in chairs, hated scratchy clothes that felt like sandpaper. I'd look around at my peers and saw they were miles ahead of me on paperwork while I was just on the 4th question. I felt like I failed my teachers as well as my family. I was diagnosed in 2016 at about 17 years of age. Relief flooded me but I always felt stuck. I found my calling at a young age, art. I couldn't understand school and so it made me have shutdowns after shutdowns. Most kids outlets were socializing but with autism its hard to communicate. My outlet is art and probably will be for a while. Remember to cherish your kids, especially in times of crisis like COVID-19. Who knows what memories they will keep with them for a lifetime. Both need to take frequent breaks from stress when you can, and when your kid won't speak or cries, please realize it may be from frustration and not disobedience. Please realize its hard on us as well, you just have to teach a little differently.
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-The artist HJH
#Autism #Misdiagnosis #Late#LateDiagnosisASD #COVID19 #keepgoing #artist #seeme #Aspergers #Bekind #HappinessCanBeFoundEvenInTheDarkestOfTimesIfOnlyOneRemembersToTurnOnTheLight


Sensory Processing Disorder

I was diagnosed with ASD (Asperger's) in December of 2017 and at the same time I was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. While I'm well versed in Autism and it's symptoms no one told me my "Fibromyalgia" pain could be my Sensory Processing Disorder. While researching Autism and what it was like to experience pain from sensory overload I discovered that I had been having pain from it all along. No one informed me that this was or possibly could be the case. I am slowly learning what to protect myself from and what is okay to hear and what kind of light to be around. While I'm thankful for my discovery it's just another reminder that my best advocate is myself and my second best advocates are other people on the spectrum. We can learn from eachother and in that wisdom find improvement in our quality of life. #Autism #SensoryProcessingDisorder #Fibromyalgia #AspergersSyndrome #LateDiagnosisASD