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anonymous asked:

It's really interesting seeing things like spoons and stims used to describe the feelings... I always tried to explain things like I was a video game character. If I was low spoon I'd say I'm low on hp, if did something stimmy or ate a samefood that would raise my hp, SpIn are the side quests and they give me xp, sensory issues can sometimes be a critical hit... It's really fun seeing a different way to explain how we're going

As someone with a D&D SpIn, I love this analogy. The one I’ve seen a lot is spoons as spell slots - talking about a SpIn is a cantrip so I can do it a lot, but changing the bedsheets and vacuuming are both third level spells and I only have one third level slot

Liz

oh heck, guys!!!!

i just hit 100 followers!! we poppin’ the bIGGESt bottles, and by bottles i mean juice boxes because i’m a child, but STILL!

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and to celebrate, i thought i’d do a bunch of ‘x reader’ blurbs/imagines!! (more info under the cut)

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anonymous asked:

Iiaat to not want to talk at certain times??? Like someone will ask me a question and I just won't answer. Or like most days my dad will tall me that he's going outside and to be ready to leave for school, and I just won't answer. My parents are like getting really angry cuz they hate when I don't answer but I don't know why I dont?

If you think you probably can talk but it’s difficult or you’re not really feeling up to it, that would be going semiverbal.  If you literally cannot bring yourself to talk no matter how hard you try then that is going nonverbal.  Both of these are common with autism.

For things like your parents wanting confirmation that you heard them, you could maybe work out a system where they make sure you’re in their line of sight when they’re telling you something and you can give a thumbs up or some other signal to show you heard them without having to verbally answer.  This can help alleviate at least some of their annoyance if they think you’re just ignoring them.

-Liz

I know several other autistic people who don’t “confirm” in the way you described because they already know they heard what the other person told them and they already know how they are going to react. It may not occur to them that the other person involved does not and is waiting for a reaction / confirmation or a visible cue that what was said has been noted and understood.

A lot of autistic people also don’t do things such as nodding or shaking our heads in confirmation or denial to things.

This would be difficulties with perspective-taking and differences in non-verbal communication, respectively, both autistic things.

-Kath

anonymous asked:

Is it normal to feel a bit angry at discovering late in life that you have autism? I'm figuring stuff out now, but looking back at things I suffered through so much I didn't need to if I had known it was autism that going on. I don't even understand my emotions properly but I know it's an angry feeling when I see how much I've had to suffer through and I hate it, I wanted finding out and self dx to be a happy thing but I'm really angry about it...

It’s very common to be angry that no-one noticed earlier, yes

Liz

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YES AHHH THANKS FOR ASKING ABOUT OUR SHIP ‘CANDI’!!! Callisto is actually owned by my pal florecitasart on Instagram!! We just started shipping Brandi and Callisto because they’re pretty similar people! They’re both into lifting weights and being a great mom friend. Calli is not as loud and outgoing as Brandi, but can be when she’s among good friends. Brandi is just loud in general lol. They go to the gym and kiss while taking turns flexing for the other one gnldkfhgd

anonymous asked:

Hey, I have a question. I was looking around at stuff online and noticed so much of autistic knowledge is aimed at little boys, that's kinda sucky, but surely by now they'd have more stuff on being a human with autism for all stages of life? The Little boys have to grow up, why does research and info seem so limited when it's no longer about little boys?

My theory is that it’s a combination of

- The stereotype is little boys so that’s what people focus on, intentionally or not

- Afab people are underdiagnosed, therefore they’re understudied, therefore they’re underdiagnosed, therefore they’re understudied etc.

- The main “interventions” for autism are ABA, speech therapy etc. which are aimed at kids, so people don’t see the point in looking at adults since we can’t be “fixed” (i.e. made more acceptable to neurotypicals)