So, something I have come to learn is that my Autism can help my dyslexia. As a dyslexic I really struggle to read books. I find it very hard to get into a book and as such I live by the rule, if the 1st chapter does not capture me then I do not read the rest. Why struggle with a book that could take you over a year to read when you have no interest in it.
Since my Autism diagnosis I have been thinking about my special interests which are:
- True Crime; – specialists in serial killers and profiling
- Super Natural
- Native Americans
As such, I am focussing on reading books around my special interests. Whilst, some of them I would consider the short end of the stick in having I find that focussing on these areas with the books helps keep me interested in what I am reading.
My autism is helping my dyslexia. You have heard of disabilities affecting each other negatively however, in this instance, it is a very helpful and beneficial impact.