This is my first post on this blog. I’m hoping to connect with other people who also are on the spectrum, or have a family member, spouse, friend, or co-worker who is also living with autism. I’ll share a little about myself. I’m a black woman who lives in the upper midwest of the US. I’m currently self-employed, and working as a software engineer. This is my second career. My first was serving in the US Army. I was diagnosed while in the service. I left the military and pursued my education. My goal is to create a video game series that aids in helping others on the spectrum to master the skills necessary to live independently.
I’m sure I’ll share far more about the above as I progress on this blog. It was hard for me to share that much. But I managed, and am smiling inside. I’m interested in computers, programming, reading, gaming, and music. I hope to find others online who can relate to my experiences. I also hope that I can help others who face similar challenges. Life has taught me that if I can convince myself to take a small step outside of my comfort zone, I will often discover something that makes it worth the anxiety and uncertainty.