Hell, I almost never think about being autistic. I’ve had too many years to get used to it. Other than having trouble understanding people’s between-the-lines messages and getting motion sick over intense images, I rarely think about autism. I’ve been autistic all my…
Yup. I didn't know I was until I was an adult. All my life, my parents asked why I can't be more like my siblings. Why I get overwhelmed by so many things.
Years ago, I did a website for a guy that ran a youth program. Keeping kids off the street. A month or so in, we met in person so I could show him how to use the site.
He said he finally figured out what's different about me. He said there's nothing between the lines. Ever. Everything is literal. I told him I don't even understand between the lines.
He asked if I'm autistic. He said the autistic kids in his program are like that. I was kind of stunned. I had no idea. Turns out, yes. And ADHD, because why not double up.
Youtube is not my happy place. :)
I feel for you -- wish they'd have a less crazy interface, too. I might watch it more. A couple of movies a year and I'm good.