Tunnel Vision…

Having ASD means that focusing on a particular task to the exclusion of other things is a common trait.

Take last night at Umpire training for example. On the way to the venue, a colleague rang me to tell me about some admin that needed doing and he gave me a name of a person that needed some paperwork processing.

However, I was so wrapped up on setting up the equipment and concentrating on what I was about to say, that I forgot the name of the person, got him confused with someone else to the extent that the admin never got done!

It’s that tramlines facet of ASD that causes so much frustration. Trying to focus on something major to the detriment of other things causes personal confusion. I only realised my mistake this morning and passed on my apologies to my erstwhile colleagues.

This is how my life is governed by the facets of ASD. I can get by on some occasions but it can be immensely detrimental to my mental well being. Still, no damage done and it will all turn out ok with the admin duties.

A.S.D Brooks

Author: allenbrooks44

44 year old adult living with Autism...