Thursday, February 16 2012
Lately autism seems to be taken for granted and forgotten about. having a child who is skating round the outer rims of the autism spectrum, a relative whose severly autistic and a friend with an autistic child - these few words need to be said so people are more tolerant of the condition.
My autism makes me do things and I don't understand why.
I sometimes hurt other children and sometimes make them cry.
I don't always understand the words you say with the sounds of the lights buzzing round my brain.
The tiny noises you can't hear I hear again and again and again! I need the rules to be followed and I don't like it when they're not.
I forget I'm not an adult and I tell you off........alot!
Sometimes when you come near me I think you are invading my space.
I may have an extreme reaction because I feel you're in my face! I like to be first at everything and may push you in the queue.
I do not mean to be rude it's just something that I do. I like to be the leader and take control of how we play.
I may get cross when I find that you will not play my way. I don't like getting into trouble and I want to be your friend.
The unkind things I sometimes do are because my brain won't mend.
You may see me spin,hand flapping and body shaking til I go red. It's just my way of coping with the lack of balance in my head.
I get fixated on a topic and will speak of it all day. I do not mean to bore you but it's important to me to say.
So next time you see a meltdown, don't look and laugh and stare.
The child is not always naughty. Please be AUTISM AWARE ?