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Autistic Brain On Fire

Photos taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She has had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She’s been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss. Her work has been featured in the Daily Herald as well as the MAAP Newsletter, a publication for those with ASD and those who love them.

About these photos: “​​There is a result on an EEG test called “The Ring of Fire”. It has nothing to do with Johnny Cash, though the song could serve as an accompaniment. This image is my interpretation of a brain that never shuts off and a sensory system that exaggerates every sight and sound (hypersensitivity).

More from autisticaplanet at her website.

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4 comments on “Autistic Brain On Fire

  1. Dreams and Zeros
    December 9, 2014

    A wonderful image

    Like

    • autisticaplanet
      December 9, 2014

      Thank you 🙂

      Like

  2. vothikhanhhoa
    December 9, 2014

    Really abstract image 🙂

    Like

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