I have been dx with severe dyspraxia and some proffessionals i have met think I have some sort of asd, ranging from AS to PDD-nos. Some aren't sure..
I have a few "routines" that I canot get to sleep propaply without doing:
- Make sure beds right
-close windows/curtains (part of this is i have v.sensitive hearing)
- make sure draws are closed
-make sure bathroom light is on and door wide open.
When I get up, I also have to brush my teeth straight away, but part of that is I hate the feeling of them in the morning.
If I don't do one of these things, i cannot resist the urge to go and do it. If I wake up in the night I do it again.
To other people it may sound weird, and its hard to explain to people why I need to do it- even my little brother teases me about it sometimes (Grr!).
I also like things to be "normal" (if there is such a word lol) I like to know what I'm doing, where, when and how. Every day. If I don't it stresses me out- this has especially been apparent as my grandma had been dying of cancer this week, and my parents have been everywhere, and so have I. At school I couldnt concentrate and felt sick - worried about these two things at the same time. In the end mum brang me home early because even my teachers were noticing, today I've been off just to sort of gather my head a bit and get back to normal....anyone kwim????