How many long years were there rolled up around my soul, each one a tight rubber band waiting to snap? Picture me at the center, a balled up tiny human strangled by the unspoken worries and ingrained terrible self-image. Until very recently, I gave up hope that I would ever take off even a single layer of these stressors.
I’m really interested in how non-verbal autistics use assistive technology to communicate. And I also think that autistics are going to suffer from anxiety and stress and that therapy is one of the best ways to treat that. The fact that I relate so strongly to the quote above speaks to the universality of this condition.