Every Monday and Thursday, I will post a random topic about #Autism. I encourage anyone with something to add to please do so in the comments. I missed yesterday because I was busy. Folo me on IG @Howautism
Today's topic is "Autism and Clumsyness and poor motor skills". #Autism is a really mysterious and not fully understood disability. So many things still fascinate me even though I live with this everyday and once I thought I learned everything about Autism, I find something new that fascinates me even more. Being both physically and even mentally clumsy are common with #Autists and the same with having poor motor skills such as reaching for a glass, opening my hand, grabbing the glass and closing my hand or playing video games (which I lack a little bit in). It's like something out of a Mr. Bean movie but not to that extreme. It's actually more like holding a baseball and accidentally dropping it or in my case (which happens a couple times a month), I lose my balance as I'm walking and I have to readjust my footing but I never fall down. I'm always forgetting stuff at my parents house or the day center/office that my caretakers use. It may still be worse for other #Autistic people. "Individuals with Asperger's often display an odd or uneven gait when walking or running, trouble with ball skills, difficulty with balance, poor handwriting skills, and difficulty imitating or mirroring others’ postures, gestures, or movements." 👇
Even with my clumsiness and poor motor skills, I still manage to hold two part time jobs, drive, ride my bicycle for many many miles, care for 3 pets, ride the bus, maintain a decent sized house by myself, walk up and down stairs, run, swim, walk, shower, get dressed, etc. I'm even building my own charity. These issues dont hold me back. I'm doing quite well and I hope that others see it the way I'm feeling it.
Do you, an #Aspie or #Autist in your life have these issues? Please tell me about it in the comments. ❤ I'm looking forward to replying back to some comments today! Let's make this one interesting. 😀