In my head I have many thoughts but they’re not coming easy today. I want to share what it’s like to be isolated from the typical world. I am fortunate that I’m not in an adult day program where others decide what’s interesting and fun, for adults who cannot speak up for themselves. It is where you observe adults trying to cope by rocking and doing things that prevent them from going nuts. If a typical adult was given so little to occupy their time and minds and bodies, they would likely look and act like many of my autistic friends. We are not ignorant. We are just not able to speak up at injustices to ourselves and others. We are expected to be content that we are not starving or soiled. When typical adults see us they are awkward in their interactions with us if they notice us at all. I feel so fortunate that I am able to determine my own days with the support of my mom and friend.
Come back soon. I will write more when I am healthy. I am home sick today.