Hey friends, earlier in the week I posted about our daughter’s recent testing for Autism Spectrum and bringing awareness and clarification to this matter. I had mentioned how in this post I would be discussing how Autism Spectrum can be an actual blessing. Believe it or not, Autism can be a blessing! ‘Most’ children and adults that ‘fall’ on the Autism Spectrum are more hypersensitive. Hypersensitivity can be sensitivity that effects their touch, senses, smell, sight, and sensitivity to certain sounds or noises. What this means is that these individuals experiencing hypersensitivity, are ‘tuned in’ at a deeper level, meaning they can sense at a level that is deeper than most individuals. Case in point, whatever the individual naturally excels at, they will excel at it with a deeper level and passion. This individual will actually master their gifts because they are that ‘focused’ on naturally achieving it. It is not because they are ‘obsessing’ about it, it is because this is how they are naturally ‘wired’. These individuals are ‘wired’ for success in what it is their gifts are in a hypersensitive way. Most individuals who are higher functioning for this reason, are seen as unusually talented and intelligent.
How many times do we look around us, at our list, at our environments and become overwhelmed with everything that needs to be accomplished? This is so true especially for those of us that are type A individuals, who feel that everything has just the right order! Heaven forbid if we as individuals have the faintest hiccup to our order and organization; it’s enough to pull our hair out!!!
I can completely relate; though I do have some type B traits, there are alot of type A traits. Recently my husband and I did an out of state move and between the packing, organizing, managing, creating, establishing, while keeping order of excellence in all areas of my family’s life, it was enough to drive me crazy. I absolutely felt over my head in projects, deadlines, time frames, and was trying to keep my head afloat and screwed out straight without losing my sanity.