I am neurodivergent, have sensory processing differences and I am waiting to finalise the assessment. It has been a “fact” I have known for my entire life, but I reached an “eureka- no going back moment” -being hit the hard way- a couple of years ago. It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if I had ADHD too, keeping still is not within my best abilities while my concentration fluctuates greatly depending on many factors. I can occasionally stare at people/body parts with/without realising it, some call this as being part of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I have alexithymia which I would describe as being almost incapable to recognise and describe most of my own self and sometimes others’ emotions. Big mood swings are what I do and anxiety has shadowed me for most of my life.
· Neuroqueer (don’t conform to neurotypical standards)
· Reasonably knowledgeable
· My children.
· My own company.
· Systemic thinking.
· I am obsessed with language.
· Trekking in nature. Ideally for days, in the Dolomites, bare foot.
· Training for climbing, enjoying sensory experiences and supporting my sensory processing differences.
· Paolo Nutini and David Grey.
· Learning (books, videos, blogs). The story goes that… my struggle with social interactions has led me to try and understand myself. This has helped me to feel more in control and lower my anxiety.
· Autism as a healthy, natural brain difference and the difficulty living in a society made for allistic people.
· Physical, mental health and well-being.
· Relationships and their dynamics.
· Exercise/sports (ton of data on good outcome).
· Nutrition (and its fairy tales).
· Systemic thinking/ relationally responsive interactions.
· A medical system that over medicates. Instead, how about, less pills, more skills.
· Anything you would like to focus on, I’ll be happy to learn from your own experiences!
I am cheese loving Bex!
I was diagnosed with both autism and ADHD in my 30s and it was as if everything fell in to place!
I am more than happy to fidget, stim and can not sit or stand still for long.
I am 42 years old and was diagnosed as autistic as an adult.
I have 2 young adult children who are also neurodivergent.
I am also physically disabled with a neurological condition.
I spend my free time watching Marvel films and doing which ever new interest has caught my attention!
I was diagnosed as autistic at 45 years old.
I have a son who is also autistic.
I have a lot of interests and I enjoy doing a wide variety of "nerdy" things! I love reading, writing, music and knowing about sports. Most of all, I enjoy fantasy literature, board games, role-playing games, and particularly playing and running Dungeons and Dragons as Dungeon Master.
I am currently running two games of D&D for AIM, one for teenagers and one for adults.
I am enthusiastic about supporting other autistic people to grow in confidence, helping them to communicate more effectively, and enjoying social time with others.
I was diagnosed autistic as an adult. I am a mother to a uniquely amazing son and currently a biomedical science student. I have HSD and chronic pain from several physical conditions as well as CPTSD. I love science and nature, especially the woods and butterflies. I love dystopian fiction and when my shoulder allows, I enjoy drawing, painting and baton twirling.
I am Autistic (PDA) and have ADHD - AuDHD.
I was diagnosed with both in my late 30s.
I am also dyspraxic and have Gravitational Insecurity (GI) which makes me feel as if I’m about to float off into space a lot of the time and means I also have generalised anxiety.
I have one child, and they are also Autistic (PDA) and ADHD.
I have just completed my Level 3 Diploma in Early Years with an additional qualification in Sexual Health.
I find it hard to process and remember lots of information. One or two things at a time, or writing lists is really helpful.
If you want me to do something, or help you with something, ask me, I’m happy to help.
I am a volunteer for AIM and keep the Sensory Library running. I love being by the sea and gardening, and walking my dog Milly.
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I was diagnosed as autistic as an adult.
I am a visual thinker and process information far more easily and accurately through use of pictures or by demonstration.
I experience alexithymia which makes it difficult for me to describe or understand my emotions.
I have social and generalised anxiety.
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