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Awe-tism to Caregivers

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Note: The source of the information provided here is divine inspiration. The information has not been scientifically verified.

Autism is discussed in two earlier posts: “Awe-tism” https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/08/31/awe-tism/ and “Awe-tism Reality” https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2015/09/12/awe-tism-reality/.

Today’s post looks at the view of autism from the position of the caregivers. In the post “Awe-tism”, the following statement is made about the caregivers:

“Those who live with people that present autistic characteristics are determined, overwhelmed, searching, and/or sad.”

Determination is necessary for handling the daily uncertainty that comes with autism. Feeling overwhelmed occurs when autism presents its difficult reactions. Searching, searching for answers, searching for help, they are always searching for ways to make life better for the one afflicted with autism. Sadness is an undercurrent for oneself, one’s family, and the one afflicted with autism.

People who live with autism in their family treat their autistic one according to their own sense of how the person should be treated and according to advice from those who have studied autism.  The trouble with following the advice from those who have studied autism is that

“Those who study the phenomenon of autism are confused and unsure.”

Many theories abound about how to handle autism, but correct they often are not. The caregivers end up being worn down and discouraged. Not all, but many.

Caregivers learn to appreciate small gestures and moments of connection. Caregivers must treat themselves kindly and live for themselves as well. Caregivers must remember to see their autistic care as a person with differences rather than as a person with difficulties.

Awe-tism Reality

autism

Note: The source of the information provided here is divine inspiration. The information has not been scientifically verified.

Autism disconnects. Disconnection is autism’s reality. Disconnection in relationships and disconnection in cue exchanges.

Generalizations are easy to make when talking about autism, but this disconnecting reality actually differs from person to person. Only one generalization can be made about autism and that is its disconnecting nature. (The reason that generalizations cannot be made is because people with autistic interference have the normal differences that people without autistic interference have. They have a temperament [as do “normal” people], they have likes and aversions [as do “normal” people], they have a natural pace [as do “normal” people], and they have sense dominance—stronger sense of hearing or smell or vision or touch or taste [as do “normal” people]. That each person has an individualized character and nature is accepted in “normal” people and should be for those affected by autism.) The disconnection happens to all who are affected by autism, but the expression of autistic behavior will differ because of each person’s character, nature, severity of autism, and external happenings.

Each person who experiences autism’s disconnection experiences it with self-created intensity (due to the person’s character, nature, severity of autism, external happenings, and current state of well-being). The causes of autism are explained in the blog post “Awe-tism“ https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/08/31/awe-tism/ and the causes contribute to each one’s disconnection and stoppage. Stoppage refers to autism’s halting of stimuli messaging. This stoppage affects the body’s interpretation of feelings and gestures. Feelings are internal signals slowed or deflected by the autism. Gestures are external movements and spoken expressions by others that are echoed or misdirected depending upon other stimuli occurring internally and externally. External background stimuli and internal state of well-being affect the stoppage as well.

Autism is experienced anew every day, because the varying of stimuli each day requires the person experiencing autism to relate to the slowed or deflected or echoed or misdirected messaging differently each time.

Living with autism is a Sisyphean feat, and people who do not face autism’s challenges should be in awe of those who do.

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