Open letter from an Autistic human

A post about diagnosis – such beautiful writing I just had to share! People need to know about this. For those of us who have spent our entire lives trying to fit in, without the words to be ourselves, these moments of understanding and realisation are truly life-changing.

WindSweptChildOnAShootingStar

This letter is to everyone and someone in-particular ; to you and not you; to me so I can better understand myself; to the parents so they don’t misunderstand their children; to the teachers, bank clerks, shop assistants, carers, doctors, nurses; to my family and yours; but most of all it’s to you if it hits a nerve.

Allof my life I have suffered, struggled with a disability I didn’t know I had. A disability that meant day to day living was a battle like no other, where my senses where attacked every minute to the point of actual pain and I had to just act like nothing was happening. If I acted like myself and showed I was in pain I would be smacked , told that I was being pathetic, a freak , told ” You’re fine ! Stop acting like that !”, ” you’re showing us all…

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