Adults On The Autism Spectrum

Posted by Mamacita, Alumna Mentor @mamacita, Apr 29, 2018

Maybe you were really shy as a child. Perhaps you took home a huge stack of books from the school library, read them, and returned them the next day. Or did your best friend find you crying in your closet, unable to answer the question “Why?” At any rate, your life could be traced to the Self-Help section of the local bookstore. Unfortunately, most of the books were not much help. ADHD seemed to fit, at times. Your shrink said you might be Bi-Polar, although she wasn’t really certain. All you knew was that you rarely fit in, anywhere. One day at work, it hit you square in the face: I don’t speak these people’s language! Really, it was like you were all playing this game, and everyone knew the rules but you. You couldn’t tell a joke, and you never “got” any joke your co-worker tried to tell you. People started getting annoyed with you, because you had a memory like a steel trap. They didn’t appreciate it when you called them on the carpet. Who knew? This was my life, and worse. I finally aced several tests that pointed me to the answer to my questions. The Autism Spectrum. Guess what? Little kids with Autism grow up to be Adults with Autism. Diagnosed late in life? This is the place for you!

@mamacita

Happy Memorial Day. Going back to the doc in the box. Shingles and Cellulitis. Oy
vey.

I am a terrible patient. Meltdown. Trigger warning: When you are Autistic and you are totally overstressed and your persons do not understand the words that are coming out of your mouth….you have a meltdown. You can't scream sometimes. You certainly can't talk. You love your person or persons but why can't they see what a fix you are in. Why?

Love and light to you all. This day will get better.
Mamacita Jane

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@mamacita My heart goes out to you .I have been doing some research about how much damage is done to our bodies by inflammation. I have some more information coming from holistic health about this.Find anti inflamatory spices ginger,tumeric I soak my feet in Epsom salts and ginger tumeric in hot water not hot enough to burn I don't know if this will help but wanted to let you know I pray you will be healed soon from those shingles

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@mamacita

Happy Memorial Day. Going back to the doc in the box. Shingles and Cellulitis. Oy
vey.

I am a terrible patient. Meltdown. Trigger warning: When you are Autistic and you are totally overstressed and your persons do not understand the words that are coming out of your mouth….you have a meltdown. You can't scream sometimes. You certainly can't talk. You love your person or persons but why can't they see what a fix you are in. Why?

Love and light to you all. This day will get better.
Mamacita Jane

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@mamacita Adding my concern and gentle cyber hug for you. Doc-in-a-box is a help, but not where you want to be. Our persons need to get a clue! Sending you wishes that today is a better day.
Ginger

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Hello @mamacita

I hope you are feeling better today. Just saw a great post that I thought you would enjoy. It is about the value that the Indonesia culture places on "togetherness." I think you will relate to it because as you always say, "We are better together."
https://thesunflowerpost.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/indonesias-culture-of-togetherness/

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@hopeful33250

Hello @mamacita

I hope you are feeling better today. Just saw a great post that I thought you would enjoy. It is about the value that the Indonesia culture places on "togetherness." I think you will relate to it because as you always say, "We are better together."
https://thesunflowerpost.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/indonesias-culture-of-togetherness/

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@hopeful33250 Teresa, that was an interesting article! It certainly underscores the value of working together, no matter what we are doing. Cohesive cooperation is valuable in each facet of our lives, helping us understand we aren't alone, which is so positive just by itself!
Ginger

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I'm glad you enjoyed the article, @gingerw. It really brightened my day to know that I don't need to be alone!

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@hopeful33250

I'm glad you enjoyed the article, @gingerw. It really brightened my day to know that I don't need to be alone!

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@hopeful33250 I enjoyed reading that article as I was reading it reminded me of the Amish in Pa that's what they do work together in there community especially in Lancaster Pa. Good article

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@lioness

@mamacita My heart goes out to you .I have been doing some research about how much damage is done to our bodies by inflammation. I have some more information coming from holistic health about this.Find anti inflamatory spices ginger,tumeric I soak my feet in Epsom salts and ginger tumeric in hot water not hot enough to burn I don't know if this will help but wanted to let you know I pray you will be healed soon from those shingles

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Lovely lioness, I just got back from the doctor where he did a procedure that has helped very much. I got home and took my turmeric, among other things, such as extra vitamin C, probiotics. Now I'm waiting on a salad.

I'm good for now, gonna lie here in the recliner, listen to my Jesus music, do some work on my phone, and maybe catnap. I sure haven't felt much like getting on here lately. Pain will do that.

But this is my place to be. The Spectrum Cafe. The table is set, ready and waiting. Every one has a place at the table here. Order whatever you want, we have it. We'll sit with you and you don't have to say a word. We'll just sit with you. Talk when you're ready. Some of us here have been broken. But guess what…..broken crayons still color and can make beautiful pictures.

Love and light to you darling. Talk to you later!

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@mamacita

Lovely lioness, I just got back from the doctor where he did a procedure that has helped very much. I got home and took my turmeric, among other things, such as extra vitamin C, probiotics. Now I'm waiting on a salad.

I'm good for now, gonna lie here in the recliner, listen to my Jesus music, do some work on my phone, and maybe catnap. I sure haven't felt much like getting on here lately. Pain will do that.

But this is my place to be. The Spectrum Cafe. The table is set, ready and waiting. Every one has a place at the table here. Order whatever you want, we have it. We'll sit with you and you don't have to say a word. We'll just sit with you. Talk when you're ready. Some of us here have been broken. But guess what…..broken crayons still color and can make beautiful pictures.

Love and light to you darling. Talk to you later!

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Just love the word picture, "broken crayons still color and make beautiful pictures", @mamacita. To all of us who are broken crayons, let's go out and color the world with peace, love, and kindness!!!

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@mamacita

Lovely lioness, I just got back from the doctor where he did a procedure that has helped very much. I got home and took my turmeric, among other things, such as extra vitamin C, probiotics. Now I'm waiting on a salad.

I'm good for now, gonna lie here in the recliner, listen to my Jesus music, do some work on my phone, and maybe catnap. I sure haven't felt much like getting on here lately. Pain will do that.

But this is my place to be. The Spectrum Cafe. The table is set, ready and waiting. Every one has a place at the table here. Order whatever you want, we have it. We'll sit with you and you don't have to say a word. We'll just sit with you. Talk when you're ready. Some of us here have been broken. But guess what…..broken crayons still color and can make beautiful pictures.

Love and light to you darling. Talk to you later!

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@mamacita Today I'm ready to come sit I hurt so bad all over between fibro and back I'm ready to just lay down here

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@lioness

@mamacita Today I'm ready to come sit I hurt so bad all over between fibro and back I'm ready to just lay down here

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@lioness Cyber hugs, thanks for being part of the Neurodivergent tribe! Have a cup of your favorite tea and sit a while!

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@hopeful33250

Hello @mamacita

I hope you are feeling better today. Just saw a great post that I thought you would enjoy. It is about the value that the Indonesia culture places on "togetherness." I think you will relate to it because as you always say, "We are better together."
https://thesunflowerpost.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/indonesias-culture-of-togetherness/

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Dear@Teresa,Volunteer Mentor, thank you for that very interesting article that you found on Indonesia's concepts of working together.
I had begun reading it when you sent it, but had to stop for some reason or another. No telling, around this place. Well, anyway, I was able to come back to it, and I cannot tell you how meaningful it is to me.

This has been my life for the past two weeks. It is not a competition. It is a team of differently gifted individuals who all work together to achieve a common goal. It is a work of grace.
It is Mayo Clinic Connect. I am humbled and so grateful to be just a small part of it. I could never have imagined being a part of such a great organization. I admire so much what Mayo Clinic is doing for people all over the country. All over the world, really.
May we all work together as one. Namaste.
Mamacita

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@mamacita

Dear@Teresa,Volunteer Mentor, thank you for that very interesting article that you found on Indonesia's concepts of working together.
I had begun reading it when you sent it, but had to stop for some reason or another. No telling, around this place. Well, anyway, I was able to come back to it, and I cannot tell you how meaningful it is to me.

This has been my life for the past two weeks. It is not a competition. It is a team of differently gifted individuals who all work together to achieve a common goal. It is a work of grace.
It is Mayo Clinic Connect. I am humbled and so grateful to be just a small part of it. I could never have imagined being a part of such a great organization. I admire so much what Mayo Clinic is doing for people all over the country. All over the world, really.
May we all work together as one. Namaste.
Mamacita

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Amen to that, @mamacita!

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