I got the idea for this blog based on a 20/20 clip about this girl with autism who was explaining her actions through typing on a computer. I realized that some reasons why I do things are similar to what she described and I thought that maybe I’d write down some of my own thoughts and feelings that could explain my autistic behavior.
The goal of this blog is to show my struggles and successes in living with autism and hopefully give some sort of explanation for certain behaviors that I exhibit and that others with autism may also exhibit. I don’t profess to know everything about autism and I’m not saying that my thoughts and motives are the same as everyone else who has autism. This is just one small drop in a pond of trying to help people understand autism.
What I do offer here that I know is for everyone is hope. Autism should never make you feel hopeless. Having autism is hard and I’m sure being around someone with autism can also be hard, but it is never hopeless. I believe that people born with autism were not meant to be like everybody else. We were meant to be different. And being different is okay. This blog is just a chance for me to hopefully help others to understand those differences and maybe even learn to live better and be better.