I have a friend, Nicole Schindler-Jeffords, who is fabulously talented and creative. She is an artist who paints portraits in oil. She is also a published novelist and a born storyteller. She has many circles of friends. I’ve known her for at least a decade through the Austin ecstatic dance community.
I found this article by a woman who is a speaker, writer, social worker, mother, and autistic fascinating! She describes how she has adapted to the “NT” (neurotypical) world. She works with her visual thinking style in a fabulously creative way, using layers, to be more flexible in accommodating change, something that’s difficult for many autistic people to do.