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Everyone has a bad moment, it's something in life we
cannot avoid. You might be late for a meeting, or your
boiler might break, or you slip and fall over and don't
know why. It's just part of life. How you deal with
those situations depends on the individual, but the
majority of the time, that individual has complete
control over there reaction.
Autism takes away that control. The same way as when
a ball is thrown at your head, you have no control over
your body flinching. When we on the Spectrum are
most misunderstood is when we have these moments.
It might come out as anger, or tears or in worst cases
violence, but it's never deliberate. I'm not saying that
these emotions are always connected to these
moments, sometimes we can have them for the same
reasons as Neuros.
What I'm saying is don't straight away judge someone
for these emotions just because you don't think the
situation warrants that type of reaction. Something
small and meaningless to a Neuro could feel world
ending to someone on the spectrum. We feel lost in a
forest with no direction and cannot see our way out.
Its scary and people being angry or rude to us, doesn’t
help. Patience and understanding is all we are asking
Let's make a world we can all be happy to live in.