What would you do if you found out someone at school also has autism?
I would be so happy, and we would be best friends. We would both know how it feels to be different, and we could be different together!
Have you ever experienced a meltdown? What happens? How do you feel?
I do sometimes have meltdowns […] and sometimes I don’t know that I am having one. There will be this one thing that will happen that will make me angry and I will get upset about it and then I don’t know what is happening anymore. So usually I would go to my room and try to find out what is happening.
I’ve been coping with my meltdowns by calling my friend who is nice, and sometimes I will cuddle up with my toys or have a little cry until I’m ready to talk about it.
What do social situations look like for you?
I don’t like loud noises, as soon as I hear a baby crying, I am on lockdown, meltdown… “BABY ALERT!” Sometimes I’m like, “What have I done wrong baby? Why are you crying?”
Sometimes meeting new people– it’s weird at first. Sometimes small talk can be hard. Who is this person, and can I trust them? Are they going to pretend to be my friend? But most of the new people I meet are nice.
At home, I know everyone and it’s happy. I like it here because it’s a happy place and everything is good!
When I get home, I will have an icy pole and then text my friend, “Like hey are you there?” If it’s on the weekends, I do my homework because I have cheer.
When I was in Kindy, I joined the cheer squad, I fell in love with it. I tried to get in for so many years, and I did. I had to move gyms, because my previous one wasn’t very nice. Now I’m at my new gym and I’m trying to make friends, I have one… But I need to socialise more.