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The Hug

To be touched in a way that shows compassion and love was difficult for me to fully process.

At the middle school dances, the girls had open arms, but I thought they just wanted two high-fives. Then they came up to me and gave me a big hug. This happened a lot! Almost every time, I was very surprised and would just freeze. I knew they were just being friendly and kind, but it was very uncomfortable for me. For a while that is.

I was used to receiving hugs from family members, but hugs from other people? “What is going on?” I would ask myself. Being touched was a huge thing for me growing up. There were rules I needed to follow. I needed to keep my hands to myself unless I was shaking someone’s hand when introducing myself. That was it. Those were the rules. So when someone I didn’t know gave me a hug I wanted to be kind and not reject the offer; as a matter of fact, I welcomed it.

In my head, this entire situation felt very weird and odd. I didn’t want...

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Chaos & Order (Different VS. Same)

chaos order Jul 22, 2019

Here's a question.

Would you want to have a day full of unexpected surprises or a day where everything goes your way?

Lot to think about; it's okay, you can take your time.

I took the time to take out the dictionary and look up the definition of the word: Chaos.

It reads:

"Confused unorganized state of primordial matter before the creation of distant forms."

Many people relating to the topic of autism would go through the times everyday where it can be extremely chaotic; Even for the smallest of things that would feel very out of line that children with autism would freak out!

That is why there is order. Here are some examples that are in control.

  • Eating certain foods
  • Going to certain places
  • Playing certain games
  • Watching certain movies
  • Touching certain textures
  • Listening to certain songs

Being familiar with what goes on; Everything becomes routine, everyone is happy and things no longer becomes chaotic. Indeed, order is very self explanatory; Simply put, don't change a thing....

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