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Emerging From Within

20 Jul

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.

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One response to “Emerging From Within

  1. wotsbooks

    September 19, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    My wife has asperger’s and my son has autism. My wife was only diagnosed in her late 30s and has found it very difficult to fit into such a prescriptive world. I’m enjoying your blog and hope you continue them, Ned.

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