Travis talks about being autistic and having extreme anxiety. He shares how trying to mask his autism for so many years created anxiety and paranoia that left everlasting mental health impacts on him. Travis gives the listener examples of how he copes and overcomes anxiety while providing tips and strategies for managing your anxiety. This is a great tool for autistic people to have in their lives.
Masking who he was and hiding his autism from others was a coping skill Travis learned by accident. Now he is on a mission to unmask his autism and show everyone his authentic autistic self. He shares how he spent years doing things he didn’t enjoy to please others. He also did those things because he had convinced himself that was the only way to happiness and true friendship.
This is a book of self-realization on behalf of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome. Travis sees the real value of who he is and his autism. He no longer avoids bringing autism to the table when meeting anyone; it is one of the first things they hear about. Listen along as Travis builds his self-esteem and encourages other autistic people to do the same along with him.