My Autistic Self

My blog about myself as an autist and my experiences with autism. Information and explanation for people without autism, a view of the world from someone with autism.

The problem with #LightItUpBlue
21 Feb 2020
Maybe you’ve heard of it before, the campaign of organisations dealing with autism to illuminate their buildings in blue to draw attention to autism. Different buildings are then put in...
Autism is a construction, not a disease New scientific research
11 Feb 2020
Recently, a so-called “primer” has been released in which the state of scientific research into autism is discussed. The original article can be read by anyone via this link but...
17 ways to say “I love you” in neurodivergent
05 Feb 2020
I copied this list from @SNeurotypicals who shared it via The Aspergian. I have translated it into Dutch :smile: 17 Ways to Say “I Love You” in Neurodivergent: I saw...
How a traffic light and pans can help
04 Feb 2020
In the past I have followed the necessary therapies to cope with my depression. One of those therapies was to make a so-called signalling plan. This is a plan in...
It all starts with understanding
29 Jan 2020
Understanding each other is the most important thing on the way to a good society in my eyes. Having an understanding for someone else is important, but having an understanding...
Meltdown - Old vs New behavior
22 Jan 2020
My thoughts are running through my head and through each other. My head is full and I notice I’m scared. My body gives all the classical signals for this; my...
36 questions for me
15 Jan 2020
Something different today. On different blogs you will come across them, the lists of questions generally asked to people to get to know each other better. So there are 36...
Autism as a cloud
09 Jan 2020
A spectrum (also called gradient) - (plural: spectra or spectrums) is a range of consecutive colours or sounds or other varieties. This term is often used in physics. Wikipedia When...
Thinking in terms of solutions, not problems
06 Jan 2020
A few years ago a manager said to me: “We need to start thinking more in terms of solutions within this company”. This statement stayed with me when I started...
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
24 Dec 2019
In my previous post I already looked back at 2019. Today I would simply like to wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Thank you for reading...
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