A little blog about me and the Autistic Spectrum. This will be home to my rants, raves, insightful posts, anything.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Goals, moving forward.
another talk with my therapist tonight. Things are going over pretty
well actually. I discussed my plans for going back into college and
she's very supportive. She thinks that we can go to the student
disability center and have them help give me the aid I need. Written
notes, a quiet section to study at, a way to ask for help without
needing to verbally ask, and a reduced course load.
drove in the fact that I have very sensitive hearing, above all other
sensory issues. My hearing is the most affected. When I explained that I
get distracted by the simple sound of someone writing on paper, that
even with noise reducing earbuds I was able to hear the sounds of
machinery and conversations in mcdonalds as well as hear the radio and
pick out what song was playing. I can get headaches from the noise of
the dishwasher and hear it across the room even. She said that it's no
wonder I have anxiety issues, the constant fear of noises definitely
I explained the difficulty with transitions, and
how anxiety about certain situations will linger even after the moment
has come and gone. She seems really interested in that, and wants me to
write down any specific transitions that I handle and wants to know just
how I handle it and how i react.
Overall I think things are
going to work out well in the long run, it's just going to take a while
to really overcome some of these issues.