Rock Face: a poem on deflection

Rock Face – the poem vocal assault of bluntnessparry and thrust of the jokervacuous echoes filling spaceavoidance of the interloper Rock Face – the image Today I had an assessment / pre-course meeting for goal setting prior to beginning a DBT skills course for people with autism spectrum disorder.Yesterday I was wound up about it,Continue reading “Rock Face: a poem on deflection”

Winter silence: that would be so welcome

At this very busy time of year the difficulties that people with sensory problems have escalate beyond understanding. On every Asperger / Autism / Aspie Facebook group I belong to individuals are voicing the problems they experience at this time of Celebration. This is not a flash in the pan problem, nor a Noel Niggle,Continue reading “Winter silence: that would be so welcome”

Social Overload – Shutdown – but the end does come. Eventually.

I’ve just come to after a deep, impenetrable sleep. Almost three hours of shutdown as my head recharged itself. Previous to that had been three hours of cold that nipped at my core, of weariness that sapped my lifeblood, of numbness than silenced me. What goes on in my head at these times? Just asContinue reading “Social Overload – Shutdown – but the end does come. Eventually.”

Six years ago my life turned a corner

What happened six years ago? I moved – not just to a new house, nor even to a new country, but to a whole new way of living. I left a large town where I existed cheek by jowl with other stressed out people all trying to make it through each day the best theyContinue reading “Six years ago my life turned a corner”

Have you had an adverse reaction that has taken you by surprise?

Do you find yourself having to explain stuff that shouldn’t need explaining? Or had negative feedback from someone you thought would understand?I really don’t think I’m the only one.Join the club. I’ve written about this previously but something happened the other day that made me want to visit the subject again. I was on Facebook.Continue reading “Have you had an adverse reaction that has taken you by surprise?”