A to Z of autism

Hey readers,

As an autistic person and a lover of the A to Z post I thought I would combine the two and see what I would come up with...here goes!

A - Autism obvs!
B - Biological family members are linked to autism as well associated with me. 
C - Communication is somewhat a struggle. 
D - you can still manage in life even with a diagnosis
E - Elopment where I just leave without telling anyone or letting my husband where I am going. 
F - Focus is strong when I am obsessed with a topic.
G - Girls have autism too!!!!
H - Hypoactivity occurs most nights.
I - More information needs to be made aware of adults who have autism.
J -  An autistic person likes things just so. 
K - Keep things consistent.
L - Language is difficult whether it is non - verbal or verbal it is hard to know how to get it to acceptable levels at times.
M - Meltdown because I have had a fair share of them.
N - Neurotypicals need to be said because we have to abide by there rules.
O - Overwhelmed in most cases. 
P - Patterns are comforting.
Q - Quiet helps calm me down.
R - Routine is worshipped. 
S - Sensory over or under it will be there somewhere.
T - Tired because it is hard work trying to remember all these rules. 
U - If I am not overwhelmed then I am underwhelmed and it is hard work trying to get the right balance of stimuli. 
V - Vocal in terms of speech where I don't know my volume, can either really loud or quiet as a mouse. 
W - Worry seems to make an appearance often in my autistic world.
X  - Fragile X is a close relative of autism. 
Y - You are not less with autism.
Z - Zoloft medication helps my obsessive nature.

Cheers for reading X  
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  1. We have neighbours who have two children with autism, I will show them this post #triamphanttales@_karendennis

  2. That's a really interesting and informative A to Z of Autism.

  3. What a great way to combine two things. I never thought about nights and the link with hyperactivity. I learn something new every time I visit your blog. #Twinklytuesday

    1. Thank you and I am glad it could be of help X

  4. Just shows you learn something new every day because I wouldn't have known about half of this. Thanks for sharing #twinklytuesday

  5. Loving the idea behind this post! Not something I've ever seen a SEND Blogger do before... #TwinklyTuesday

  6. Thanks for sharing this with us Sam, I've learned a lot from this. x #MMBC

  7. This is a fab post and a great insight into your life with autism. I knew about over stimulation but I didn't realise that you can also be under stimulated too. #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Thank you yes there is less focus on underestimated X

  8. This is a really useful post - especially for people like me who don't know much about it. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales.

  9. This is a great post. thanks for sharing with the #DreamTeam I can only imagine how exhausting it must be trying to 'comply' with the demands of the neurotypical world.