Coping With Autism – Brilliant!

Autism writing

Isn’t it great that Kirsten’s able to tell me about her day like this? Fantastic! Except… it’s simply not true. She writes her note as it SHOULD be, not as it IS. Kirsten SHOULD be picked up first, but isn’t. She SHOULD go to the thrift store on Thursday’s, but it’s cancelled. She SHOULD eat her lunch at the designated hour, but eats it as soon as the van leaves the driveway. And she SHOULD be last dropped off. At least the boys are IN the note now. They were non-existent for months in Kirsten’s eyes!

She’s gotten much more flexible about change in recent years. Has her coping mechanism been revealed? She accepts reality while re-scripting it in her head? I’m thinking she may just be a little bit… brilliant. ;)

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4 Responses

  1. Tara Black says:

    LOL…totally BRILL!!!

  2. Diane says:

    Brilliant…indeed!!! I know you’re going to find this hard to believe but R does the exact same thing. ;) People that don’t know him well will comment how great it is that he can tell us exactly what he’s done. We’re all…yea great…only it’s not true! Haaahaaa!

    • Autism Makes Me Laugh | Tammy says:

      Hah! Of COURSE R does the exact same thing!! Really could have used a better training manual with this one. ;)