Wednesday, 4 May 2016

#WonderfulWednesday: Walking into a room full of people is like trying to look at the sun

This week's wonderful Wednesday share is from a Too Much Information post on The Guardian.  It's an article written by eight year old Beatrix Finch who has Asperger's Syndrome where she describes what's it's like being her everyday.

I love anything that gives me an insight into what it might be like to be on the autistic spectrum. I wonder if a breeze feels like a gale or if the sun is like a blinding light when I'm out for a walk. 

I wonder if the feeling of being in a swimming pool is like me turning up with the aftermath of  a migraine.

I'm amazed when our son overcomes his fear of sudden noises to be amazed by a fireworks display.

What I think is wonderful about this article is that although Beatrix describes of her some curious reactions to the world around her she's not sorry for this. At eight year's old, this girl has a good understanding of how things make her feel and attempts to interpret this for the neurotypical amongst us.

If  you haven't read it already, please go over and have a look.

Our Links
Our blog - Gale winds a low sun - is this what it is like for my autistic sons
Our blog - Swimming Gala - Never prouder of last place
Our blog - Turning fears into fancies at the fireworks

External
NAS - Too Much Information
Guardian - 'Walking into a room full of people is like trying to look at the sun'

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