In my post ‘Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism‘ I went into detail about what Sensory Processing Disorder is and what it does to my senses. Here I will like to go into more detail about what those things that set off this disorder.
- Socks. One of the things that I have never been able to handle was socks. Even as a child I could not wear them. Socks just feel weird to me and make me feel very uncomfortable. And even to this day I still can’t wear socks and I don’t think that I ever will. But you could imagine the surprise of people when they find out that I don’t wear socks every, even in winter.
- Jeans. I can’t wear jeans. The feel of the material just make everything stand on edge. I can sort of handle softer jean material, but it can still make me feel a little off put. But the harder material is just something that I Will Never Wear.
- Flip Flops. Now I can’t wear these because I really can’t handle anything between my toes. It just really is not something that my body can handle. It just leaves me feeling very uncomfortable. So also not something that I will every wear.
- Rugs. Now this one that I have sort of handle now. Sometimes it gets me still but most of the time I can just go about my day. But wet feet on rugs is something that is still off-putting to my senses at times.
- Capris pants. If you don’t know what these are they are pants that are cut short stopping at the mid calf or calf. They just feel like they are to small and too tights. And they just leave me feeling like they are missing fabric. I don’t like it. Not to mention that they feel tight behind my knee. And that alone just makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
These are some of the main things that because of my Sensory Processing Disorder I go out of my way to avoid. Some I will probably never want to have anything do with, others I am slowly starting to become okay with.
And I am sure there are more that my family would be able to tell me that I used to be able to not handle. But these are the ones that come to the top of my head and happen to be the ones that I avoid in my daily life.
But you have to remember autistic people are not just being picky, sometimes they just can’t handle the feeling or texture of some things. And all autistic people have their own lists of things that they avoid because of their sensory problems.