The Autistic Innovator

  • Goals to Set as an Autistic Adult

    Goals to Set as an Autistic Adult

    You may be at a point in your life where you don’t know what you will do next. Especially when unexpected changes come up, which aren’t always easy to embrace when you’re autistic.

    It is important we remember that each goal, no matter how great or seemingly insignificant, takes time and a decision each day to work towards what you want in life.

    We can accomplish everything we want as long as we look at our goals as actionable realistic steps.

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  • 5 Ways to Achieve Your Goals

    5 Ways to Achieve Your Goals

    You may have dreams for your future and things you’d like to accomplish in your life. Knowing how to achieve success can be the hardest part.

    Sometimes the secret to success is when passion meets purpose.

    Finding the reasons behind our passion can be an important factor in achieving our goals.

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  • Living with Alexithymia: Love, Life & Relationships

    Living with Alexithymia: Love, Life & Relationships

    Alexithymia is a series of traits where a person cannot recognize or understand their own emotions. People with alexithymia may have difficulties expressing their emotions.

    Our brains will respond to situations and images the same way a person without alexithymia does, we just cannot recognize that it is an emotion, nor describe what the emotion feels like.

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  • How to Make a Visual Schedule for Autism

    How to Make a Visual Schedule for Autism

    You may ask, “how do I create a visual schedule I can stick to?”

    We autistic adults can buy a regular paper planner, attempt to use it for a couple of days, and we end up even more overwhelmed because it’s not specific enough to help us manage our lives.

    We give up on the planner and try to find a smart phone app, but we still feel our productivity is lacking.

    This leads to a cycle of shaming ourselves, because yet again, we didn’t stick to the schedule we created.

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