Autistic > Neuro-Typical Translator
As a female who discovered she has Asperger's, PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance), dyscalculia and dyspraxia in her late thirties, I have found that I am not an alien or weird, or even eccentric. I'm just wired differently. I've pushed myself very hard to try to fit in with "normal" people, modify my behaviour because it didn't "fit in" with everyone else and I have tried to conform.
Through all this personal development and self-improvement and reflection I have been able to see life through both lenses, which means I'm able to translate for many Neuro-typicals (people who display very few Autistic characteristics) trying to understand some of the language and behaviours used by those with Autism (or Asperger's) and try to help explain why they may react in a certain way in a given situation.
I have found that I am able to help translate some of the behaviours and characteristics to Neuro-Typicals (Friends and Family) in words they will understand which can be very difficult for Autistic people to do themselves. This situation can be very frustrating for both parties, so it's very rewarding that I can help to bridge that gap. Also I have helped a few Autistic adults to find ways to get their message across by helping them understand how to ask for they want they need in the language of the Neuro-Typicals.
My mission is to dispel the Autistic myths of superhero powers and savant characteristics, selfishness, laziness, stubbornness or supposed lack of empathy.
If you would like any help with this translation or interpretation, please contact me.
I also have a presentation I can give as training/information to groups.
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