Welcome to my blog. My name is Paul and I am an adult with autism. My hope for this blog is to spread information about autism, communication differences and motor planning disorders. This blog will allow me to share my story and perspective.
I hope my experience will open others’ minds to a new way of seeing and thinking about people with autism.
If you come away with nothing else from this blog, i hope you understand the following:
Every autistic person is different.
There are many ways to communicate from oral communication, sign language, typing and everything in between.
Even rote phrases that you might think are scripts can have meaning to a kid with communication disorders. You just have to figure it out.
You should always assume intelligence and never speak in a demeaning way to people with autism.
Some of what you might think are “odd” behaviors are actually ways that some individuals deal with sensory needs.