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What I Want You to Know About How Autistic Shutdowns Affect Me

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Since being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) last year, I’ve tried to learn more about it — and I found there are terms for how I feel and act in certain scenarios.

Three “autism terms” that really struck a chord with me are “shutdown,” “masking,” and “stimming.” All of these have occurred regularly throughout my life, but until recently, I didn’t realize there was a word for them.

In fact, a shutdown affected me this past weekend. I was at an event with great music and people. Originally I booked for two days, but considering my mental state, I decided to roll it back to one day.

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