Want to know what Autism feels like?
Some of you know that my son is autistic, although high functioning it is enough for him to be registered disabled as when he is affected it is severe in its impact.
He is very eloquent and well spoken but the chances of you having a turn in a conversation are somewhat limited and social situations are very difficult for him. He has a casual job at a leisure centre as lifeguard and some people have questioned this but in fact he is perfect for the job. In an emergency he will follow instructions to the letter without panic or second thought. Since he has been there he has performed two saves, one of which required the kiss of life and cpr.His colleague who was also on duty stopped in shock for a minute but that minute is vital in life-saving situations.
A few months ago he came across this link when surfing youtube - he spends hours looking for clues for what different phrases and expressions mean and even has his own channel for a console game which he plays and attends competitions for. When he found the link he was really excited and pointed out that this is how he sees things on a 'normal time' - his words not mine.
I think it is something that everyone should see as it really does help with understanding.
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