Autism: Emerging From Within
All of my life I have known there was something different about me. It was very rare for me to talk right up into my 20’s. Even now, at nearly 40, I struggle to speak a lot of the time. Others thought I was shy, but I knew that it was more a matter of connections. My thoughts were loud, and I could easily put them on paper, but it was often impossible for me to connect those thoughts into words to share with others.
Very recently, I was diagnosed with autism. I was told that I have an expressive language disability. That is the reason why I have been able to talk, but not able to share for most of my life. I also have multiple sensory issues, the most prominent being in food texture.
Secondary to my autism, I have also been diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and some degree of obsessive compulsive disorder.
While I struggle to speak, I do love to write. I believe that I have a lot to share in my experiences on this planet, and hope that by sharing my story, others may be helped along the way.