The Engaging Mind of Autism
Exploring the autistic “stim”
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I have described autism as an ever constant need for stimulation. How did I come to speak of it in that way? My family’s chiropractor has a son, Garrett, who straddles the line of being a nonverbal and verbal autistic. He can talk, but you have to coax it out of him. I have myContinue reading “What is autism?”
When I started learning more about my autism, I found out that high functioning autistics are either good at math or music, or both. I got both. The first instrument I learned how to play is the piano. When I was in the 6th grade, I started learning how to play the drums. As aContinue reading “How my autism affects me as a drummer”
As I was attending community college, I joined my first real band called Lust for Loonies. I played the drums for this band. I was still learning the drums at the time, but I got to start applying what I was learning. When I started writing my own songs on the piano in tandem withContinue reading “How my autism influenced where I am today and a new viewpoint for disability benefits”
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