I’m struggling to figure out what my needs might be in the not so distant future. I can guarantee I will need more sensory protection and sensory supports, but I’m unclear about what precisely, I will need. Right now, movement and noise are my biggest issues. My startle reflexes are in high gear. I swear, I jump at more things than my horses do. And that’s saying a lot!
I worry; will I become even more agoraphobic as time whittles me down? Will I be able to handle my dogs barking? Will my bones ache too much because I had too many falls because my balance is too weak because my ASD has never played well with my movement? Will any friends be around in years to come, or will I have worn them out by then with all my odd requests and bizarre “intellectual” insights?
You see my point. The what’s, how’s, who’s are all a crazy mix that equals a big S.O.S. neon light.
We have come a long way in finding answers to many ASD questions, but we remain woefully behind when it comes to the aging population. I’m at a bit of a loss on how to help my elder peers (not to mention my future). If you have any, and you’d like to share, please do on this forum or on your own or anywhere you have a voice. Thanks, in advance, for your concern.
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