My fellow wlw with non verbal learning disabilities are great and we are not obtuse intelligence is subjective. We have value and worth and are extremely wonderful just because we don’t meet other’s the standards of intelligence doesn’t mean we aren’t awesome and wonderful
that i might make some business cards that explain my non-verbal learning disabilities to my classmates. i have trouble processing large amounts of information at once, so in group-project settings, i seem bitchy and unresponsive because i don’t understand what’s going on in conversations among groups of more than two people. i don’t always have helpful input because sometimes i can’t focus on what the professor is saying, and then i look like i don’t care. when given a piece of the assignment to do on my own time at home, i WILL forget something. i just will. this makes me come off, again, as uncaring, when in reality, school is really fucking difficult for me because i have learning issues that are not readily perceivable. because i have a very high verbal IQ and am highly articulate, when i fuck things up in school, i just come across as simply that: a fuckup.
so, back to the original point i wanted to make. i’m getting ridiculously tired of my classmates thinking i’m a lazy asshole. i’m getting tired of having panic attacks in the girls’ bathroom when the professor tells us we have to pair up. i want a way to help my peers understand my challenges. i want them to know how they can help nudge me in the right direction when i feel stuck on our projects. perhaps most importantly, i don’t want to look like i’m making excuses. i think some cute, concise business cards would be perfect. what do you think, internet? should i do it? what should i say? why is the sky blue? where do babies come from?? GAH I NEED SO MUCH HELP