For the best family vacation, travel by train and enjoy the journey as much as the destination.
This is what it means to be on the autistic spectrum. And it’s time we stop acting like what neurotypical people observe matters more than what autistic people experience.
One thing that never fails to surprise me – and annoy me – is the way people go out of their way to find reasons to justify an “us vs. them” mentality. The way people CREATE division when it would be easier, not to mention kinder, to accept others as the people they happen to be.
Often surviving on very little sleep, my mind wanders a lot in the course of the day. Following my diagnosis, my delirious musings led me to think about all the injustices I’ve experienced in my life, the opportunities lost, the friends lost, the misunderstandings, the depression and loneliness – all because I didn’t have the benefit of an early diagnosis or support.