Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and being an "Adult Baby"...#57
by, 31-Jan-2014 at 01:16 (551 Views)
Not sure what to say, except that I am feeling socially isolated lately. Being Autistic has meant I have few if any friends to talk to on a daily basis. When I do "communicate", it seems as if all I ever do is anger other humans. This does lead me to simply shy away from further contact with other humans. Yet, I do wish that I had other humans to talk to, even face-to-face. It is assumed that Autistics are incapable of feeling lonely, but I do experience this emotion, exceptionally strongly.
My younger non-disabled brother did take me out in his car to drive up to Londonderry, NH to "Ride-A-Way, Inc.", which does handicapped-adaptations to vehicles to "pick up" my "new" 2010 Used Ford Focus Car, after it was modified to add "Hand Controls" to enable me to drive it. I do have to drive over to the Salem, NH Municipal Building and then to the NH-DMV Office here in town to get my "new" used car "registered". Anyway, the picture above is my "new" handicapped-adapted car.
Only other thing which has happened today, is that my younger non-disabled brother's girlfriend cam over to "hang out" with him. I stayed in another part of the house here to let them have "privacy". My brother's girlfriend is Fillipino-American, which is not an issue with me. She graduated with my younger brother from Salem High School decades ago.