I have usually posted something about Autism awareness on April 2nd, but yesterday I was dealing with a depressive episode (that voidness feeling), so I couldn’t.
Nothing new under the Sun, it’s just something I must do. I think it outcomes from the slight chronic social exclusion I’ve been facing my whole life.
Same about my ODD. As a high-functioning autistic, I’m not always recognised as autistic, but I am still. As well as every other autistic, I’m not used to speech hues, they’re unnatural to me; I’m got Childhood AoS and SPD too; my thought process is hybrid between photo-realistic visual and pattern, way different from the usual verbal mind.
Therefore I suffer from Anxiety Disorder. To deal with a society which doesn’t support the differences, in a world built for neurotypics, it produces anxiety. Worse: Anxiety Disorder. From Anxiety Disorder to depressive episodes, it’s just an aught.
This is what I want you to be aware about Autism this day after:
- We don’t perceive the world the same way you do (actually not even the way each other of us does).
- The society is not ready to include us.
- All of it leads to anxiety.
- Anxiety leads to depression.
- Depression leads to suicide, one of the high-functioning autistics’ main death causes.
- It’s not autistics’ fault, but neurotypicism-centredness’.