Welcome to The Mind of Autism or TMOA for short. My name is Andrew and I am a 21 year old living in a small country town in New South Wales in Australia….. oh and I’m male! Almost forgot that part.
I live with my Nan and I have a pretty amazing family that try their best to understand me as best they can. My mum is Coralie the founder of Mum Talks Autism and I have two little brother B who I call Gremlin who is 7 and T who I call Bear who is 6.
So other then the physical part let me share a bit of the mental part with you. I love art of almost every kind, which is probably why I’m really nerdy. I play lots of video games, watch a bit of anime here and there (been wanting to watch more but can’t find any good ones), surf the net for various forms of art, eg: fan fiction and pictures of various things like actual renowned art like one of my favorite pieces by Rodin ‘The Thinker’.
Sounds kinda funny when I say it out loud but yeah that’s my life.
The last thing I want you to know about my life is the main reason I wanted to create this blog. As you most likely guessed I am also living with autism.
Autism sometimes makes me think a “little” to much and suffer from a great deal of anxiety because of those thoughts that can some days engulf my life. I get autism. I get what you as someone also living with autism might be going through. I can also maybe answer a question for you if you are a parent or carer of someone with autism.
So many people with autism can not find the words to express what is going on in their brains, in their thoughts or how the world looks and feels to be walking through this life with autism. Thankfully that is not something that is a problem to me as I think one of the gifts I have been given is the gift to explain how my brain works. To verbalise what it is really like to be living with autism. Maybe I can be the answer to the confusion in your life or at least make you understand a little better how The Mind of Autism really works.
I also want to be there for other people living with autism. I know how lonely this journey can be sometimes and so if you ever want to talk you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also send me a tweet on twitter or head over to facebook and like my page here. There are loads of ways you can get in touch with me and I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to ask me anything and I will answer you as honestly as I can.
Life can be difficult some days, other days are just amazing, other days I am just completely lost but life goes on and I deal with it day to day. I hope I can share my journey with you all, have some laughs, shed some tears, and maybe learn a little along the way.
Together you are never alone and at the end of the day that is all that really matters.