My ADHD and Autism Are Not BFFs

Being both ADHD and Autistic feels like having an ongoing episode of “The Odd Couple” in my brain.

Before you go looking for my age in my bio, no, I am not old enough to have seen the original “Odd Couple”. In fact, I’ve never seen any iteration of the movie or T.V. show, I just know the premise. The premise is, essentially, two extremely different people are roommates. Hilarity supposedly ensues.

Well, ADHD and Autism live together in my brain, and they don’t get along very well most of the time because they’re so similar and yet so different.

There are a lot of overlapping symptoms between ADHD and Autism, but they often manifest quite differently.

Read about it in my article published in The Museum of the Neurodivergent Aesthetic.

Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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