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Wisdom From People On The Spectrum

Wisdom From People On The Spectrum

Something really stuck with me recently: an autistic person asked why neurotypical people ask other neurotypical people about how best to support someone on the spectrum. To that end, if anyone on the spectrum is willing to share, I'd love to hear your thoughts
- what has been helpful / supportive to you growing up in therapy/education/family relationships?
- what has been unhelpful / harmful?
- what do you wish neurotypical family members understood?

I thank you in advance for the emotional… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

If you want to know more about me and my family, I wrote an article which is right here on MAT-if you go to Resources and press articles it's the one called Family Provides An Answer.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

As someone who is an older adult on the Spectrum, I always just wanted to be accepted by Neurotypicals..I just wanted to be accepted as a whole. I always felt I had to mask myself by hiding what I was really about. I would rebel just to be accepted because I was easily taken advantage of so I would put up a front.
The things that were helpful to me were small groups and classes. My adult kids are on the Spectrum as well and benefitted from smaller classes. As far as my family goes, I feel they should've protected me from abusive members-relatives had a tendency to judge me harshly and try to change me and would get away with that. So when my kids were younger,,I kept those same members away from my kids.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Totally, and I'm just at the beginning. Trying to learn as much as I can. Thanks :)

posted about 1 month ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Knowing asd is a ton of work

posted about 1 month ago
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