PRESSURE

I feel pressured. I am the sort of “go-to guy” for Autism in Baltimore, thanks to my advocacy. In essence, I feel like Temple Grandin…except not as famous and with a penis. Although it is kind of a blessing and a curse. I feel like people think because I am so outspoken about my Autism, I am a kind of “know-it-all” on the subject. Let me set the record straight right now. I AM NO EXPERT! I know how Autism impacts me and me only…kinda. I am the only one living with my personal diagnosis of Autism. And I, at 27 years old, even after all my self-advocacy work; even after publishing my blog; after all the research I have done…STILL don’t know exactly how my Autism impacts me. I learn new things every day. There are still days where I do or say something and automatically think, “WOW! Where the Hell did that come from?”/”Why did I do/say that?” I am really interested in the Autism world (Duh!) and how it impacts people…not just people who are on the Spectrum, but from their friends and families who live with them and interact with them on a daily basis. Feel free to write in…Autistics and neurotypicals.

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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