“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.