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What Autism Feels Like

Posted by Admin on July 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Another GREAT example for what it feels like to have Autism or Aspergers.  Just click on the play button.  Please note: this may be a trigger for those who have Autism or Aspergers.  If you are not on the spectrum, please be sure to use headphones or be sure that no one on the spectrum is around when you hear this.  (I had to cover my ears the first time I heard it, because it was too intense.)


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7 Comments

Reply Jeroen van Baardwijk
1:57 PM on July 19, 2012 
Sigh... Being autistic I certainly recognise this. Sadly, I also recognise the shortsightedness -- when people talk about autism is usually about children with autism. However, autism is not something you grow out of when you grow up -- it's there for the rest of your life.

To get back to the audio clip: yes, children with autism hear all those noises. So do adults with autism. I'm 45 years old, and I them too.

Bottom line: stop making it look as if only children are affected by autism. There are hundreds of thousands of adults who have to try and live with it.
Reply Admin
2:36 PM on July 19, 2012 
Jeroen van Baardwijk says...
Sigh... Being autistic I certainly recognise this. Sadly, I also recognise the shortsightedness -- when people talk about autism is usually about children with autism. However, autism is not something you grow out of when you grow up -- it's there for the rest of your life.

To get back to the audio clip: yes, children with autism hear all those noises. So do adults with autism. I'm 45 years old, and I them too.

Bottom line: stop making it look as if only children are affected by autism. There are hundreds of thousands of adults who have to try and live with it.


I want to thank you for pointing this out, when I clearly missed it. It is a GREAT point, and I'm SO glad that you made this comment. I want you to know that I will be speaking at a presentation where this audio will be played, and that by you catching the detail of "children" only being said, I can now point this out at the presentation. I am 23 years old, and I feel the same way you do. I will be SURE to point out this fact - that adults are ALSO affected - at this presentation.
Reply astrid
4:56 AM on July 20, 2012 
I feel exactly the same. I am an 18 year old girl with asperger (and more) and just started a blog about it. I write too. my blog: http://autistic-girl.blogspot.nl/ I really like your blog.
Reply Aranja
12:19 PM on July 26, 2012 
I am not autistic or Asperger, I just tend to have some hypersensitivities, and this sets me off, too. Incidentally, I can't drive, because it's too hard for me to discriminate between what I see and I have to do it conciously. You can't really drive if you have to think through the motions.
It is a spectrum all right, and us "normal" can also have some traits. I suppose if we treat each other like people and don't judge by superficial qualities, Asperger people would have no problem with the world. They experience it their way and we are their problem.
Reply Carine
4:43 AM on August 25, 2012 
ik ben ene moeder van twee prachtige exemplaren
Reply Admin
5:53 PM on August 25, 2012 
Carine says...
ik ben ene moeder van twee prachtige exemplaren


bedankt voor de reactie (Google Translator) :)
Reply Jacki Cucinotta
9:32 PM on January 20, 2013 
Hello everyone!

My name is Jacki Cucinotta. I am a senior at Curry College in Milton, MA, majoring in biology. I am also in the school?s Honors Program, and I am writing a thesis which examines the debate concerning whether or not Asperger syndrome should remain on the autism spectrum. This topic is extremely important to me because I have Asperger syndrome, which I was diagnosed with at the age of six.

At this point I am looking to find individuals with any autism spectrum disorder (including Asperger syndrome, aka AS) to interview for my thesis. All information will be entirely confidential. If anybody is willing to be part of this interview process, please comment on this post or e-mail me at jcucinot2009@curry.edu. I really look forward to these interviews and
discovering new insight related to AS.

Thank you,
Jacki Cucinotta

P.S. The blog is awesome! Keep up the great work!