Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Being an "Adult Baby"...#47
by, 29-Nov-2013 at 16:25 (292 Views)
Friday, November 29, 2013 - 11:45 AM -
I myself have been busy. I spent my Thanksgiving Holiday
with 2 of my friends in the Autism Disability Community up
in Burlington, Vermont. One of my Autistic friends who is
from Cambridge, Massachusetts needed me to "taxi" her to
my other Autistic friend in Burlington, Vermont. The drive
up ther on Wednesday 2 days ago was through a heavy rainstorm
and there was "heavy fog" all the way from my house here in
Salem, New Hampshire all the way to Burlington, Vermont
driving on I-93N and I-89N. It was a very cramped drive,
with me and my Autistic friend from Cambridge, MA and her
Autism Service Dog squeezed between us in the cab of my
Ford Ranger XL pickup truck.
My 2 female friends did all the cooking of Thanksgiving
Dinner. Compared to an Aspie/Autism former "straight"
female friend of mine who now lives in Marietta, Georgia,
my "lesbian" Autistic female friends from Cambridge, MA
and Burlington, VT, "know how to cook". Ms. PhD Mathematics
Professor with Asperger's/Autism, who was at one time, my
younger non-disabled brother's "girlfriend" who is Age 57,
can not cook worth shit without "screwing it up".
My Autistic friend in Burlington, Vermont herself has a lot of
different "Baby Toys", and she does have to wear diapers,
just like me. She does not identify as being an "Adult Baby",
but as an Autistic, she loves playing with her "Baby Toys",
simply for the way they move, sound, and feel. She also has
a huge collection of diecast cars and trucks, and a lot of
"TRANSFORMERS" robots. I do know that she despises the
"Care Bears" and "My Little Pony". She still loves "He-Man
and the Masters of the Universe", and "G.I. Joe - A Real
American Hero" cartoons.
She and my Autistic friend from Cambridge, MA slept in the
living room of her handicapped-accessible apartment, and
I was allowed to sleep in the bedroom. She did let me mutely
play with her different baby's "busy box toys" attached to
the wall next to her bed. I happily fell asleep late Wed-
nesday night, safe and loved, clad only in my dydee.
Besides Autism, my my friend in Burlington, VT also has
Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. For long-distance mobility
she uses a power wheelchair. Like my Autistic friend in
Cambridge, MA, she does not drive.
Anyway, I had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.