Know our autistic Demand Avoidant strengths!
In our Autistic Culture, our nature is to see the best in others, their strengths, abilities and best qualities. We understand that everyone is valuable. When we think of ours, or another's autism, we first think of our beautiful minds attributes.
Our natural characteristics listed below are nurtured, celebrated, enjoyed, and strengthened.
They are at the forefront and the foundations of my child's learning and future way of living. Our beautiful autodidact autistic minds drive us to know, investigate, research, study, analyse and master our expertise, skills or subjects. We have a powerfully determined innate study skill.
Specific subjects and outcomes come as a result of our autodidactic self-directed learning nature.
We have an innate ability to recognise other autistics, identifying and relating to the list below, which we understand vary for each autistic individual.
Autodidacticism is natural to my child and I like the emu is to the Australian bushland.
Natural study skill
Desire to know
Research and mastery
Self-motivated for purpose
Autonomous in nature
Black and offbeat
Great at mimicking and others mannerisms
Brilliant acting of roles and characters
Not restricted by social norms we're free to be innovative
Creates many ideas
Senses others energies
Feels intentions of others
Seeing beyond what is
We love solving things!
Desire to help
Want to make things better
Look for the things others won't or can't find
Thirsty for information
Search for answers and understanding
Finding things that appear random that have a connection
Collecting and gathering all information
Brings the bigger picture and all details all together
Eye for Detail:
Always looking for patterns and detail others miss
Meticulous and precise
Strong Centre of Attention:
Great fulfilment in our work
Intense concentration and focus
Determined, unwavering commitment to a task
Constant observation, listening approach to learning
Fact and figures finding
Immerses in interests:
Encodes, stores and retrieves large amounts of information
High ability to remember and recollect
Studying comes naturally
Appreciation of graphics, diagrams, maps, graphs
Absorbs visual information
Seeks research and information
High level of skills and mastery
Sees patterns, repetition
Outside the box thinking
Challenge opinions and social norms
Accepting of Others:
Everyone is equal
Questions for understanding
Steadfast loyalty to a fault
Seeks independence of choice
Seek connection first
Meaningful and real
Authentic and purposeful
Prefers real interactions
Our children are seen and listened to. We welcome them to be with us, join us in conversing and lead the direction of our discussions. We open one another's minds, stretching our interests or understandings and view of the world and those around us.
We are a part of their conversations, exploration and questions. We assist them without over-riding their wonder, imaginations or personally created and chosen projects. It is never too early or too late or too inconvenient to learn, to know more or experiment. We are free from constraint of time or others ideas of what is important. To us whatever interests us or finds our curiosity is important. Our children require us to be present and excited about all possible real life and natural learning opportunities that are available to us all day.
STRETCH _ EMBRACE _ SOAR
Whether I accept this or not, or have a diagnosis or not,
it is still true for me/my child,
that I relate and identify with our beautiful autistic minds
INTRAPERSONAL CREATIVE QUEST
To love, trust, revel and lead with our beautiful autistic minds through knowing and acting on our Roarheart
the inner inexplainable knowledge and truth
~ our intuition ~
Reflect and create a picture or journal the answer to;
Have I thought, felt, done or experienced things like this?
Share with another anything discovered in the Sacred Writing/Creating.
From the list of strengths above, what do I believe mine are?
I pause with quiet reflection upon our beautiful autistic minds and the strengths we possess.
TODAY’S THANK YOU
I am willing to THANK all my angry, fearful and negative thoughts I have had.
I will trust, even if I don’t want to, all is how it is has meant to be for me to be open to something new.
I am willing to put aside everything I think I know about myself/child, my life, my past and my future, to have an open mind and a new experience of knowing and nurturing our powerfully determined autodidact selves.
I am open to the possibility of knowing mine/my child's and others beautiful minds and strengths, receiving new thoughts to love, trust, revel and lead with our Roarheart [our inexplainable inner knowledge and truth – our intuition] learning how to know, direct and master our individualised lives.
Self-directed learning: self-directed.org