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music and my autism.

a few months ago i was asked by this magazine to do a wee article about something that i was into.

I decided to write about me and music. Be cause music is a BIG part of my life.

Since i wrote the article i have had to pick my GCSE choices and one of them was MUSIC.

At the minute i am wearing my older brothers Beats, and singing ALL THE TIME. When anybody wants me they go mad, cos i have the beats on and i can’t interact with the world :)….I have got into singing out much more.

by the way the Magazine is ABILITY NI…it is the only magazine for disabled people in northern Ireland. i LOVE the title of it. We have all got to concentrate more on what we can do, that what we can’t :)

Thanks Ability NI

from Fionn

Ability NI Magazine – Issue 37 – Fionn article2

 

 

hail

st patrick’s day – shamrock

St Patrick’s Day

shamrock

i HATE shamrock.

mam washes it and wants me to wear it like all other Irish people.

there is a smell off it.

and it’s irritating to wear.

up beside my skin.

it’s itchy and it feels weird.

Today my shamrock got washed and ready, and STAYED at home.!

too sensatious.hail

fionn

dentists and asperger’s.

helenhamill:

sensory issues cause aspergers problems. Can you imagine how i HATE the dentist? #sensatious

Originally posted on autisticandproud:

Dentists and asperger’s don’t really go together.

Mum says when i was little i couldn’t stand the dentist. And that noises and the sensations drove me mad. She also had to have a chat with the dentist who didn’t take my aspergers seriously enough. My tongue used to go over to explore what was going on in my mouth, so when they dried bits, i would lick them.  but after she spoke to the dentist he took more time to explain to me what was happening.

  • I can do pain really well – BUT i don’t do shock well! I jump. So the dentist to warn me about what  is going to happen. (Its the same as when i was getting my lumbar puncture – mum showed me everything the night before, so i wouldnt get any shocks, and it was fine!)
  • i hate the sensatiousness of the cotton wool…

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a nice person -thankyou Graham (and Crewe Alexandra :)

photo 3 (6)mum and dad always say if you are nice to people then people are generally nice to you.

i wrote a blog ages ago about Crewe Alexandra. and why i don’t mind that is strange to people that I LIKE THEM…https://autisticandproud.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/me-and-my-team/

mum posted it -cos i don’t like social network sites – cos i am aware you can get bullied on them – so when i do a blog she posts  about it on twitter and puts on my facebook page.

A man contacted her on twitter. and said HE is a CREWEALEX supporter and he would get me a top signed. He is called Graham.

graham w

@grahamw1010

and we do not even KNOW him. He just said he would. He messaged mum for the address and on Saturday he sent a pic on twitter

One shirt signed and on the way to northern Ireland

crewe

THANKYOU. for being so nice and kind.

I LOVE it even before it has come!

from Fionn. :)

it is HERE…and i love it. Thankyou Graham:)

crewealex

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adult ADHD NI

A guy i know from pantomime his name is Niall…

he is an adult.

he can sing and dance and usually has a main role in the show,

i never noticed but he has ADHD…maybe i don’t notice it.

he started a site for adults in northern ireland who have ADHD.

he put up a piece i wrote about the” fidgetty” and “sensatious” parts of my aspergers.

i made the word “sensatious” up- it means sensory but not right..too tickly…or too smelly…or too many noises to describe.

i hope it helps others to understand their fidgets :)

by Fionn.

 

https://autisticandproud.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/annoying-habits-and-fidgets/

Niall put this on their facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adult-ADHD-NI/379357025481054

thanks from

Fionn

 

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teenaged complications.

helenhamill:

aspergers and teenaged.
means a LOT of complicated stuff.

Originally posted on autisticandproud:

Being teenaged has LOTS of complications – i think for EVERYBODY!

but i can only really speak about how it is for me- or how it feels for me sort of.

I have been in a bit of a grumpy mood for the last few days. Grumpy with everyone really or really more grumpy with everyone in the house actually. I don’t show that much of it in school.

So we tried last night and again this morning to figure out what was bugging me, and i think we have put it down to just some of maybe normal teenage complications.

Because i have aspergers, so that i learned about people i have always had to talk to my parents so that they could give me some people advice. like if they say one thing…does it mean what i think it does? and usually the answer is no!

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teenaged complications.

Being teenaged has LOTS of complications – i think for EVERYBODY!

but i can only really speak about how it is for me- or how it feels for me sort of.

I have been in a bit of a grumpy mood for the last few days. Grumpy with everyone really or really more grumpy with everyone in the house actually. I don’t show that much of it in school.

So we tried last night and again this morning to figure out what was bugging me, and i think we have put it down to just some of maybe normal teenage complications.

Because i have aspergers, so that i learned about people i have always had to talk to my parents so that they could give me some people advice. like if they say one thing…does it mean what i think it does? and usually the answer is no!

So it’s kinda like when we chat about stuff we are trying to retrace my steps in a weird way – we go though everything to see why i might be annoyed about things, and usually then something does show up.

My teachers at my meeting the other week seek that I seem to be emotionally very mature. I find that slightly funny and had a giggle, cos the reason i do probably seem like that is that i have learned long ago to be MYSELF in school and outside, and that causes me to have no real social  problems.

  • being me. I am quite comfortable being me, and not pretending to be cooler. I know peer pressure to go to discos used to be bad, until we talked about it, and i decided it wasn’t for me. Will not yet anyway.
  • in my class for me it helped to TELL them early on that i was autistic – Cos i remember even at primary school i was a bit awkward and nervous about people who didn’t know me. But now, my class know i am a bit different and they respect that. I sometimes get slagged about girls liking me, or me liking girls but nothing too bad, The boys are FINE about me being different and I am glad I am different too.
  • B.O. some people don’t mean to but they have a problem with body Odour. I am totally freaky about being smelly, and I probably over do the showering and the spray but it’s EVERYWHERE with teenagers. I find it difficult to cope with smells.
  • Teeth!. i have a bit of a problem here. i HATE bad breath and i am fearful of  having bad breath. So even without noticing I could be in the bathroom and notice i am cleaning my teeth. Mum and dad freak out about this cos they say it could become an obsession. So i do try to stop.
  • parents: it gets “uncool” for some people to need help, or even to like their parents. For me my parents ( or mainly my mum) is still a bit of an encyclopedia – they can still read me when i am upset about stuff, and i still need them to explain how other kinds of people think!
  • social networking: freaks me still. I still don’t use Facebook. but i use some networking where i can only interact with people one to one so there is no difficulty in groups.  But i am still even aware that some people even act different on Facebook. I don’t want to go down that road.
  • Clothes: it suddenly becomes important in your teens to have LOTS of fashionable clothes. Football tops and trackies are not the most fashionable things any more  :( what you wear matters – you don’t want to look “chavvy” but you don’t want to look VERY formal, so you try to get it right. i feel really sorry for girls. There is even more pressure on them to look good.
  • looking right: matters to some people. Girls seem to have to try to look older that they really are, like putting on tonnes of makeup all the time. When they are dressed up they seem to have to look perfect. like models. This can lead to putting a LOT of pressure on some people…like anorexia and problems like that. We know about how hard that is as my sister was bullied by a few horrible people and she became anorexic. She is grand now- well better i suppose :)
  • acne: i HATE even mentioning this. i have pretty bad acne and i HATE it. i try to cheer myself up that i will be finished before my friends are with theirs. But the cheering up doesn’t really help. I feel very self conscious of it. And can i say to tease someone about spots is HORRIBLE. they can’t do anything about them, and it is not their fault. It is nothing to do with hygiene either.
  • pressure: i LOVE hanging out with my friends – MALE and FEMALE. I would hate to feel awkward with my friends because of teasing, about who fancies who, and I just refuse to let that mess up my friendships.  Yes i can see when people are pretty. but that doesn’t mean I want to marry them!… it is just part of how they look, like what colour their eyes are. That whole slag/tease thing is NOT good. people get awkward, say things, or feel upset, get hurt. My answer for now is going to be: “i don’t see why we can’t just be friends”…cos that is what i want!…and i do not want other people messing that.

NOW i actually do NOT feel grumpy.
so i guess that means that talking is good. It helps me to calm down and to make decisions about what annoys me and to know a few things i need to say for future problems.

by Fionnteenaged