Experiencing Social Overload? Here’s some ideas on what can cause it and what can help.

What can bring it on? We have a lovely friend visiting for a few days. He’s a very quiet, gentle, understanding gent. A perfect guest. And we want to show him the delights of where we live as he’s never been here before. Absolutely no problem for my husband who’s 95% neuro-typical. But I’m way…

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Know someone on the spectrum? Not sure how to behave?

Before I begin … I can only speak from my own experience; from a standpoint of being an adult; of having language, speech, communication skills, and a considerable life-time of getting on with people. Well, that’s how others see me, and when I began to tell those closest to me about my diagnosis 99% said…

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Shutdown is a real downer

Bit of a shutdown today. Nearly 5 p.m. and I’m just getting into gear – my head, not clothes. This morning began quite O.K. with me deciding to change my site appearance. Perhaps not the best idea as I’ve only the first one for a couple of days and hadn’t got to grips with that.…

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Will the Real Me Please Stand Up

Decades under the radar of female autism Last November, two months after I turned 68, I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Before the naming was changed in the DSM last year it would have been Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism. I don’t mind what it’s called, I don’t mind having another label to join…

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A Day in the Life

Today is Monday. Last Friday we had visitors, a family friend of my husband from way back who I’d met a few times before. With her were two of her friends who she was staying with and who had known the area when younger. I was fine with it, showing them around the garden and…

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