This page is written by Temple Grandin and describes her journey and challenges as a woman affected by autism. Temple outlines the support she received, discusses sensory and auditory difficulties, tactile problems, her squeeze machine and many other topics.
During my travels to many autism conferences I have observed many sad cases of people with autism who have successfully completed high school or college but have been unable to make the transition into the world of work.
We tend to “believe” in the woke-ness that is “performed” for us. “The more vocal you are, the more confident you appear. And because you appear more confident, you seem to have more influence on other people, who believe you’ll be great at practicing what you claim too,” she says.
In truth, every family is neurodiverse, since every person thinks and acts a little differently than every other person. No two people will have identical brains. With at least half of our family on the autism spectrum, however, we just take those differences to another degree!
I find myself in the role of translator of the perspective of the neurodiverse individual to the neurotypical parent, teacher or partner, and the translator of the perspective of the neurotypical to those who are neurodiverse. In my role as translator, I can be free of judgments.