I’ve heard of people wearing sunglasses indoors for sensory reasons but I never did growing up because in my house all you hear is,
“Take your jacket off! Look like you’re staying a while.”
“Take your glasses off it’s not summer! You don’t need to be wearing those inside anyways.”
“Why do you have gloves on? Do you want me to put the heating on?”
“Why are you dressed like that? It’s December, put something warm on?”
“Put something on your feet, you’ll get sick!”
So dressing for sensory reasons was not a thing in my house
But guys I just found a pair of sunglasses I bought a couple years back and put them on for the craic
(Mild spoilers for the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
- Almost never makes direct eye contact with people
- Special interest in magical creatures
- Gets so fixated on things (like his creatures) that he becomes unaware of his surroundings, even if they’re dangerous
- Says that people don’t tend to like him, they usually think he’s annoying
- Speaks quietly, mumbles, and generally has a stilted way of speaking
- Sometimes uses scripts that don’t quite work for the situation, like when he’s first introducing himself to Kowalski and Tina
- Doesn’t follow social norms or laws (like those of the American wizarding government) if they don’t align with his values
- Gets frustrated/confused when people suddenly change the rules, like when Tina says they actually shouldn’t obliviate Kowalski
- Decides that he likes and is friends with Kowalski but forgets to actually let him KNOW that until the very end of the film (lord knows I’ve done this)
- Prefers creatures to people and has an easier time understanding the former
- He also seems to empathize with creatures as being things that are misunderstood
- Has hyperempathy, especially for for his creatures and people who are hurting (like Credence)
- Comes up with out-of-the-box, creative solutions for problems because it doesn’t occur to him to BE in the box
if you’re autistic and you can’t work, you’re amazing and beautiful and valid and so strong.
if you’re autistic and you work a minimum wage, part time job, you’re amazing and beautiful and valid and so strong.
if you’re autistic and you work a full time job, you’re amazing and beautiful and valid and so strong.
if you’re autistic and you work a job that requires a degree, or a couple of degrees, you’re amazing and beautiful and valid and so strong.
if you’re autistic, no matter how much you can or can’t work, you’re amazing and beautiful and valid and so strong. and i love you.