Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and being an "Adult Baby"...#58
by, 01-Feb-2014 at 23:18 (359 Views)
I just returned home from needing to go out to perform some grocery shopping again. When out and around town, I bring with me my blue colored very babyish "diaper bag". It is of course, a "Fisher-Price" Logo "real" diaper bag for babies. It has adorable embroidered jungle animals on it. Personally as an Autistic with Cerebral Palsy, I could care less if people see me using a diaper bag for babies. I use it to carry several of my XL-sized "Adult Dydees" in it, along with my soft "Rainbow Dash" My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic Beanie Baby huggable, along with a baby rattle to help me feel safe outside of home, and some baby wipes. People do I suppose put "2 + 2 together" and assume, that along with my having to wear leg braces and my having to use forearm crutches, that I am also in diapers 24/7 too.
It seems there is a tendency in the outside world for non-disabled people to assume that I am "Mentally Retarded" too, because I wear leg braces and no longer really talk very well as an older adult with Autism and Cerebral Palsy, due to some functional decline as I have gotten older and am now in my mid-50's in age.