Autism must be explored by others, so they may understand how we present. For those of us who deal with autism, we may get a bad press because others don’t understand us and because they can find us intense.
Having only been diagnosed with autism in January 2019, I have spent most of my life trying to adapt into a normal life with a neurological disability I didn’t know I had. My life would never be normal. Thankfully times have changed and disability is more accepted today, but when it comes to disability, it is not up to us to fit in, it is up to others to make sure they’re inclusive.
It is important others are mindful of what autism is and how we may interact. Because we may struggle to fit in, it makes it even more important for others to understand and want to help us. Others must want to know what we deal with.
Although autism presents differently for each of us, autism isn’t difficult to understand. The more others choose to learn about what we deal with, the more they will understand us. Once they become better at understanding, they will be better equipped to help us modify the situations that cause us difficulties.
It is important for others to help us focus on what they know we can do, rather than what they know we struggle with.