In case you didn’t already know, I’m Autistic.
My mom told me she met someone and told them that her daughter was artistic. Then my mom told this person that her daughter was Autistic. I was told that this person became confused and was like “Well, what is she, artistic or Autistic” and my mom was like, “She’s both”.
Yes I am both artistic and Autistic. The reason I’m making this video is to convey that people with disabilities, Autism included, also have abilities and we can accomplish things. We’re not pity cases.
I’m not going to go into a whole lot of detail about Autism in this video, but for those who don’t know, Autism is a disorder characterized by difficulty with social interaction and being either over or under stimulated by external sensory stimuli.
If you’re curious and want to know more about Autism and how it can affect people, I’m linking to two channels run by Autistics that give accurate information and firsthand accounts.
I want to you to know I’m not going to be making lots of videos about Autism on this channel, but is it a big part of my life and I wanted to touch on it here at least once.
Here are a couple of my pieces.
Autism youtube channels I recommend.
Oak Croft Films Check out "Autism Actually Speaking".
Amethyst Schaber Check out "Ask An Autistic".
Painter of portraits and wildlife