24, and as of now I live in Oregon I'm currently unemployed, but plan to go to pastry school in the future. . My favorite animal is the Jellyfish. I've loved them ever since I read about them in a YA book. Basically it talked about one specific Jellyfish. There's no food where it lives, so it has to find another food source by growing plants inside itself. During the day, it stays close to the surface, for photosynthesis, and at night, it swims to the bottom where all the nitrogen is, to fertilize the plants. Just by being itself, the Jellyfish has learned how to keep surviving when all odds are against it As of now, my biggest accomplishment is graduating high school with a regular diploma instead of a modified one. I want to be more comfortable with myself, in body and mind. I want to go shopping for clothes I would pick out for myself. I want to look in the mirror and not hate what I see. I even wouldn't mind dying my hair a different color, just to see if I like it
I want those who are not autistic to know about autism is: Not every person with autism speaks like they're portrayed in the media. In fact, what's shown actually only takes up a small percentage. Mostly, I'm talking about the stereotype that dictates, "All people with autism have no verbal filter." Stuff like that. Put it this way: if they out it in Atypical, it's probably wrong.
resources that have helped are having extra time for tests and homework was definitely a big help.
I was only 9 when I first officially got diagnosed, but people suspected I was on the spectrum since I was 4. Unfortunately I don't know what people thought, other than it was obvious to them. And I also know that my dad wouldn't listen to anyone who said so, and continued to not listen for 5 years, which is why I got diagnosed at 9
. Biggest obstacle is not being able to have a real relationship with my dad. Even though I live with him, more often it feels like we're two roommates who don't really want to be