How my autism influenced where I am today and a new viewpoint for disability benefits

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”

The help I got for my autism

I did get help for my autism during the course of my life. When I went to elementary school, music helped me when I started getting piano lessons. As an adult, I started getting neurofeedback, both linear and nonlinear. I started earthing myself when my family started sleeping on earthing mats on our mattresses. DuringContinue reading “The help I got for my autism”

What I was like as a high functioning autistic and employed, and why I am self employed

When you hire me, you end up getting an employee that will know the store or workplace by heart. The attention to detail that comes with my autism makes me a great teacher for any job that I work. I learn new jobs or work areas really fast. I end up learning and understanding theContinue reading “What I was like as a high functioning autistic and employed, and why I am self employed”

I do not compartmentalize

Another key feature of my autism is my inability to compartmentalize. What is compartmentalizing, or compartmentalization? “In psychology, compartmentalization is defined as a defense mechanism where someone suppresses their thoughts and emotions. It is not always done consciously but this can often justify or defend a person’s level of engagement in certain behaviors.” An exampleContinue reading “I do not compartmentalize”