Questions and itaat
-Is it echolalia if i repeat things over and over in my head? And is it echolalia if I listen to the same song over and over again?
Repeating things in your head can be echolalia but listening to the same song many times is stimming.
-What are spoons and how do I use them? Can someone help?
Spoons are an abstract measure of the energy a disabled or chronically ill person has. This can be mental, emotional or physical energy. It’s a way of differentiating normal tiredness and tiredness related to the disability/illness. For example, “I’m too tired to go out” = I need an early night whereas “I don’t have the spoons to go out” = I can’t handle being around people rn/I’m dealing with physical or mental exhaustion
-(Not a feel) is it possible for a special interest to just be one character? I like the rest of the show too, just not in an SpIn way ~ 🍒🌟
Could be. Special interest can be basically anything.
Question, is it an autistic thing to never feel comfortable around people your age growing up? Like, I couldn’t stand to be around more kids, and preferred being around old people? I don’t know.
It’s one of those things that isn’t explicitly an autism thing, but does seem fairly common, so it’s possible
-I’ve heard about autistic folk being more sensitive to medicines, I am more sensitive to some types and less sensitive to other types, itaat? 💚💊
Hi! I’m non-binary, DMAB. I had a screening/test for autism at an early age, & never saw psychologists for autism again, don’t know why. It could be b/c my parents found I didn’t have it.. but I don’t have a good relationship w/ my parents & don’t have access to that info. On one side of the coin.. it could be them misunderstanding my extreme, gender nonconformity. On the other side, I was overcompensating so much to look like a boy I worry it got in the way of accurate test results. Thoughts?
I’d probably look into it again if you can, since you don’t actually know the results of the screening