Eye Contact….

  One of the traits behind my autism diagnosis is my lack of eye contact when in conversation. This is a problem that began in childhood and continues to this day.

For example, I bumped into someone I knew the other day and we had a conversation. I could sense that the eye contact wasn’t there from me, this as I said is a trait of autism, but it betrays nerves and diffidence around people, even people I know.

That’s why my circle of friends is quite small. Not being to communicate effectively via my eyes is a real let down. It’s certainly a case of the eyes not having it. It’s something I won’t be able to rectify, if at all. So if you ever are lucky or unlucky enough to meet me and engage me in conversation, our eyes won’t meet very often. 

Allen Brooks

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Author: allenbrooks44

44 year old adult living with Autism...

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