Low self-esteem occurs across all genders, ages, income levels, and disABILITIES. Nuerodivergent adults with autism have a higher occurrence of struggling with self-worth than their neurotypical peers. CA Human Services works with neurodiverse Virginians – typically our clients are adults who have an autism spectrum disorder or similar diagnosis.
When it comes to getting diagnosed, make sure you’re finding the person that is as in depth as you want them to be. Learn how to help yourself and find what works for you.
These 3 e books concerning-older autistic adults, autistic women & how neurotypicals can better Interact with them were published in years 2020 & 2021. As an older adult female with high functioning autism, I read the following: Autism is a “neurological and developmental disorder.  I bought these 3 titles in eBook format for the following…
I knew my brother was different by the time he entered kindergarten. When I was ten, it became my responsibility to walk him home every day after school. I would leave the fifth-grade annex and go downstairs to the kindergarten classroom, where my brother and his classmates played before their rides came to pick them up. Kids would play together…
“You don’t look autistic.” I never figured out how I’m supposed to appear to someone that says that. It is like telling someone they are passing for something they are not or would rather not be.
Do you ever find yourself trying to balance work, exercise, household cleanliness, a budget, and other daily tasks that can sometimes feel overwhelming to complete? For many neurotypical individuals, it can be difficult to keep track of every aspect of our lives without letting something fall through the cracks for a time before we pick it back up. In this process, we remind ourselves that we are doing the best we can, right? What about that same type of balance for the neurodiverse?
I’ve changed a lot since I was first started as a resident at CA Adult Programs. Here is a short story about my residential experience at CA.
About 6 years, ago, I finally decided to get tested for a possible learning disability by a psychologist. I knew something was holding me back from successful interviews for higher paying jobs and a quality social life. I also had past social interaction challenges.
I am an adult woman with high functioning autism. The goal of this blog is to tell you how I went about bicycle commuting as an adult with high functioning autism. And, to show you how you can bicycle commute too! I have been commuting by bicycle for the past 14 or 15 years.