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Photo 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 this photo: “I took this photo in mid-February. I’ve been battling a lot of inertia and lethargy particularly hard. My SAD (seasonal affective disorder) has been particularly bad since mid-January. I sleep more and eat more. I don’t cope as well with sensory processing. Basically, I just want to cocoon until my neurobiology gets in sync with spring. Like the branches, I am stripped and stuck for now.”
More from autisticaplanet at her website.