Other people’s attitudes to how I present, continues to highlight my vulnerability through my neurological difficulties, resulting in me being exposed to the elements of my symptoms relating to what I know to be Autism.
Growing up I never understood I was. The nature of what autism is makes us vulnerable, but there is no way for us to measure how vulnerable we are. Where others lack awareness and understanding, they will continue to expose us through social exclusion, victimisation, mental illness and abuse.
Without others understanding, being patient and helping us, they will continue to make what we struggle with more difficult, insensitive to our needs. It is easy for others to become resentful on what we deal with. Attitudes matter.
Others must work with us. In 2019, attitudes should have already changed, and particularly towards those who deal with a disability.