It’s so easy for others to judge us. To see our outward behaviour and decisions and come to their own conclusions about who we are and what’s happening. No matter how far off the mark they may be. And we’re all guilty of this.
Autistic meltdowns and shutdowns are intense reactions to stress, anxiety, extreme emotions and overload. “Pushing through” takes its toll.
I used to think of autism as something that couldn’t apply to me. Like most of the population I had been led to believe that it presented in only a certain way. I was wrong.