I am often told by those that support me in my journey to “give myself some grace.” For the longest time I continually bush it off mostly because I often think that I am no different when going through my journey.
I continue to live the way I live in life because what I really want in life is held up by a huge wall of fear. Fear of what? Something not going the way it is supposed to be? Fear I cannot do it? Fear of doing something that you’ve never done or leaving the only thing you've known all your life? It’s all fearful. I won’t lie.
A little fact known about me is the fact that I am a licensed driver. It was something that over three years ago decided to do on a whim. While many autistics cannot fathom the idea of driving an automobile, some cannot, and while I pursued what I thought was unimaginable to do, I did. I haven’t really taken it much further because, like many autistics, it seems scary and hard to do.
SOCIETY Family pushes for autism symbol to be added to New York driver's licenses By Joe Torres Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:11AM PUTNAM LAKE, N.Y. -- For Pete and Denise Gagliardo of Putnam Lake in New York, the epiphany for placing the autism symbol on the New York State Driver's License came during the season… Continue reading Family pushes for autism symbol to be added to New York driver’s licenses
Today, I am going to revisit the topic of Autism and Driving. While it is a proud achievement of mine, I still have some concerns about driving in the future. While for some autism and driving are a good fit, oftentimes there are several individials that indeed struggle at the task, especially at Intercity driving,… Continue reading Autism Acceptance Month Day #19 – Autism and Driving
I wanted to write another blog post to follow up on my first report on getting my driver's license last week. I thought I would be worth explaining the struggle to get the permit alone, as it was a difficult task and as I was excited to just have a driver's license. This is because… Continue reading Before Learning to Drive, A Learner’s Permit was required, a struggle best describes it