Q AND A WITH AUTISTIC NICK – PART TWO

Q AND A WITH AUTISTIC NICK – PART TWO

Back in September I posted a blog post titled “Q AND A WITH AUTISTIC NICK” https://autisticnick.com/2019/09/02/q-and-a-with-autistic-nick/ the post received a lot of views and since then I have had more people emailing me asking me questions.

So, after reading all of the emails that people sent me, I have decided to answer them in this second “Q AND A WITH AUTISTIC NICK” post.

Here then are the top ten questions that have been left recently and my replies to them

QUESTION ONE

Bella, from Footscray in Melbourne asks Why did you write a couple of blog posts about Greta Thunberg for?

Hi Bella, firstly thank you for your question. I wrote about Greta because she was being attacked in the main stream press about her Asperger’s that she was diagnosed with 2011.

This had nothing to do with her work as a climate change activist and as Asperger’s is a milder form of Autism, I felt that I wanted to highlight that her Asperger’s wasn’t something that was going to prevent her from delivering her message.

Greta Thunberg

These are the two blog posts that Bella is referring to

https://autisticnick.com/2019/09/30/thunberg-vs-the-world/

and

https://autisticnick.com/2019/08/03/thunberg-vs-bolt/

QUESTION TWO

Tom from Joondalup asks, you wrote a very emotional post recently titled “Accepting my Autism” why did you write that and how did you feel afterwards?

THIS IS WHO I AM

Thanks, Tom for your question. So, I wrote the post that you mention because I wasn’t ever aware of a time when I had actually sat down and accepted that I’m Autistic. I just remember nodding my head when it was confirmed that I was on the Autism spectrum.

I felt a sense of relief after I had written it. It was as if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders.

https://autisticnick.com/2019/11/11/who-am-i/

QUESTION THREE

Anne from Darwin asks, how’s the PT training going?

What I could achieve from working out at the gym

Thanks Anne, well yes, it’s going ok. I’ve not lost any weight, yet I seem to be able to maintain the weight that I am for the time being, but I am increasing my protein and fibre intake and I have gotten back to doing my aqua fit. So, the next time that I see Danielle my trainer I’ll have a chat with her.

You can read more about my fitness journey here

https://autisticnick.com/2019/10/14/autistic-nicks-mental-health-and-fitness-journey/

and here

https://autisticnick.com/2019/09/10/autistic-nick-gets-a-p-t-personal-trainer/

QUESTION FOUR

Justin from the Gold Coast asks, how’s the destressing coming along?

Thanks Justin, for your question. Justin is referring to a post I wrote titled AUTISTIC NICK’S GUIDE TO DE STRESSING YOURSELF.

Feeling Stressed

I have been putting those tips that I wrote into practice each and every time that I become or start to feel myself becoming stressed.

You can read the post here

https://autisticnick.com/2019/10/29/autistic-nicks-guide-to-de-stressing-yourself/

QUESTION FIVE

Claire from Hobart asks, how was Busselton?

Hey Claire, thanks for your question. Busselton was very nice, it’s a long drive at nearly three hours, the place itself is very quiet with a small country town feel about the place.

Busselton Jetty

You can read more here

https://autisticnick.com/2019/11/05/autistic-nicks-holiday-preperation-guide/

and here

https://autisticnick.com/2019/10/21/autistic-nicks-guide-to-busselton/

QUESTION SIX

Lisa from Canberra asks, did you see Love on the Spectrum and what did you think about it?

Thanks Lisa, yes, I did watch the show Love on the Spectrum.

LOVE HEART

After watching the first of four episodes last night, I felt that those that had been chosen to participate in this documentary were treated with respect and shown in a positive light.

I hope this series will start conversations, help bring about understanding and acceptance, and ultimately inspire people with Autism, their families and society at large to find ways to help people on the spectrum find love

You can read my thoughts and more about the show here

https://autisticnick.com/2019/11/20/love-on-the-spectrum/

QUESTION SEVEN

Dean from Sydney asks, have you had your planning meeting yet in regards to you getting the NDIS?

Thanks, Dean, look I haven’t heard anything as yet but on Monday I will be ringing them to ask for an update.

NDIS PLANNING PROCESS

You can read more about the NDIS in these blog posts here

https://autisticnick.com/2019/10/07/autistic-nicks-steps-to-take-before-during-and-after-your-ndis-planning-meeting/

https://autisticnick.com/2019/09/23/autistic-nicks-6-steps-to-applying-for-the-ndis/

https://autisticnick.com/2019/07/02/autistic-nick-the-ndis-and-the-access-request-form-process/

QUESTION EIGHT

Matt from Brisbane asks, when is your next ABC article due out as I so enjoyed reading the last one you wrote.

Me at work writing my blogs

Cheers Matt, look I’m not to sure to be honest. I have submitted it and I am waiting for Andrew to return from his holiday/vacation and to get back in touch with me.

In the meantime you can read the article again here

https://autisticnick.com/2019/08/28/autism-and-the-employment-maze/

QUESTION NINE

Jasmine from Norfolk Island asks, I really enjoyed reading your post ASMR, sensory processing disorder and Autism.

ASMR

I just wanted to thank you as I too enjoy listening to ASMR videos and I especially enjoyed the soap video that you posted in the post.

Thanks, so much Jasmine for your lovely comment. I enjoyed writing it too and I hoped that by highlighting it I was able to show that it’s a normal part of my Autistic life.

You can read the post here

https://autisticnick.com/2019/08/12/asmr-sensory-processing-disorder-and-autism/

QUESTION TEN

Trish from Christchurch asks, will you be writing any more diary posts? Only I found them so funny and they really brightened up my day.

Diary

Cheers Trish that’s so lovely to hear.

I will probably write more diary entry type posts but not until next year at some point!

You can read all of the diary posts here

https://autisticnick.com/2019/06/03/the-secret-diary-of-autistic-nck/

https://autisticnick.com/2019/08/26/autistic-nick-c-sections-and-the-french/

https://autisticnick.com/2019/07/29/autistic-nick-excel-spreadsheets-and-the-abc/

https://autisticnick.com/2019/07/22/autistic-nick-cover-letters-resumes-and-the-rain/

https://autisticnick.com/2019/07/08/autistic-nick-the-elements-and-k-mart-life-hacks/

https://autisticnick.com/2019/09/16/autistic-nick-the-pt-and-the-flooded-utility-room/

https://autisticnick.com/2019/08/19/autistic-nick-abns-and-the-ato/

I would also like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported me, subscribed to my blog, read my articles, commented, liked and shared on social media and just be down-right wonderful and positive towards me and my story.

Carry on the Conversation

As always, I can also be found on Twitter: @AutisticNick9 and at my email autisticnick9@gmail.com

If you like what you have seen on the site today, then show your support by liking the Autistic Nick https://www.facebook.com/autisticnick9/ Facebook page.

Thank you for reading and I will see you next time for more thoughts from across the spectrum.

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