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London – Not a good place for someone with Autism

I have decided today, after coming home from work stressed, having vomited on the tube and in tears that London is no place for someone with Autism.

Let’s start at the beginning.

I got to the underground station and I have people pushing and shoving me,. I don’t like being touched unless it is something that I have instigated like hugs etc so having people bumping me, pushing me and shoving me was NOT good… Even got pushed into a tube door when someone tried to get passed me to get off the tube, before the door had opened.

I got to my change station, and had two foreign women either side of me screaming in my ears and when I looked at them to say something I swear they might have slapped me so I didn’t say a word which made me get worse.

I got on my second tube and the same woman kept standing on my feet repeatedly.

Then a man came onto the tube with so much smelly stuff on I was actually physically sick. This would also be the same man who saw that I was using the bar next to my seat and CHOSE to stand when his bum was on the bar. I just had to curl up in my seat and hope for the best. Even stuck half my face down my top so that I didn’t smell him but me, and STILL I smelt him.

I got home and was so stressed I was pulling my hair and crying. Full melt down… Now I am exhausted I will be having a shower and going to bed.

London is no place for someone with Autism, not at all.

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3 thoughts on “London – Not a good place for someone with Autism

  1. I have to travel into Leeds for classes and the small classrooms, busy public transport and noisy people is really an assault on my senses. I really hate being touched without permission and small spaces and crowds…its terrible. I’m hoping once i graduate, in four months, I’ll manage to get employment where I will be able to breathe.

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  2. I’m so sorry you had to go through this. I adore the architecture of the tube, the beautiful tiles but travel on it is a nightmare. I always use bus or (pedal)scooter to travel in London but sometimes this is not an option. 😦

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