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Social Story Character: Tyler

Name: Tyler

5 Favorite Hobbies:

  1. Writing
  2. Snowboarding
  3. Dancing
  4. Reading
  5. Competing (in sports or other games that can be challenging)

5 Favorite Things:

  1. Animals
  2. Toys
  3. Video Games
  4. Things that go fast (cars, planes, and trains for example)
  5. Music

5 Strengths:

  1. A colorful mind in the world of imagination (cleverly creative)
  2. Open minded to any kind of entertainment such as music and movies
  3. Fearless
  4. Focused
  5. Fast learner

5 Weaknesses:

  1. Finding his words in the correct order when talking
  2. Gets a bit upset when people don’t understand him or when they see him as questionable
  3. Facial expressions can be difficult at times when expressing emotion
  4. Loud noises and vibration on the ground is overwhelming
  5. Embarrassing moments keep coming back to him, and whenever he thinks of them, he’s not fully in the present. Extremely hard to forget them and wishing it could have all been different.

Family: Divorced parents and raised by his mother from the time he was eight years old; his father is...

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Trends

It is strange to me.

Used to want to be like everyone else. The looks, the way people talk, even the popular trends that would be discussed. Now a days, I look, and see if it is okay to touch. In other words, if there's something that's popular, I tend to ponder over it and decide if I want to be a part of it. A running gag, a fashion style, a popular television series, even the way people think about stuff.

Trends sort of became a curiosity to me. If I don't be a part of it, I would be left out and unnoticed by the community. Is that a bad thing? Depends on how ya see it.

Got nothing against trends. I like'em! Trends feel like discoveries that someone has shared with me when I take the time to make my own discoveries. Take for example, music. Most of the time I like to fire up a music streaming service and go find bands that aren't really heard in the radio. Many times even today I would listen to the same song over and over again, and would take a while to go listen to something...

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Party!

Would you believe me when I say that partying is a skill to master? May not have been hard for many, in fact, so many people are looking forward for another social gathering involving food, drinks, and entertainment. I... wasn't so much way back in the day.

When parties would come up as a topic of choice, I would get so scared and nervous of the thought of parties. Why was that? For my case, it was:

  • Crowded areas
  • Loud music
  • Interacting with others
  • Confetti

Oh the confetti! That was the worst! I remembered one kid threw a bunch of confetti at me and just wanted to go home. Were we against parties when I was little? Nope; Mom and Dad knew some things can be challenging for parties, but that has been the idea of the challenges in the first place. To be challenged to better myself, because they know I can be better then what I was currently.

In a way, we learned how to celebrate properly; And there have been so many things to celebrate about. However we celebrated; Small ones like...

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Music

autism listen music May 09, 2017

What is music? Who invented it? Why is it so important?


Who knows who invented it. I believe we’re all born with it.


Same with humor, everyone’s got their own musical tastes. Still trying to figure out what my main choice is for music genres, but they are all so good. One thing that is a big part of me is music. I go pretty crazy about it, it’s one of my favorite things since chips and dip!
Ever heard the old saying ‘Rock n Roll soothes the soul’? Well, it’s not just rock that does the soothing, but any kind of music does that pretty darn well.


Now, a lot of the times, whether it’s ADHD, autism, or any kind of ability characteristic; music really helps calm down the mind, even when I was very little, music just helps me be in control. Early stages of autism really brings out the odd and the strange in the unique ability. There are ways to keep in check on certain situations where it is not appropriate to scream or put your hands down your...

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