Who takes comfort in teddies due to the lack of support around in our society for Autistic people. With the lack of support I have resorted to turning to my soft toys as an answer to anxiety and depression due to fears and suspicions of others who should know better. Next year its upwards and onwards as a seasoned campaigner.
I've always loved teddies and soft toys. They've always provided comfort to me. They are something I can hug too as I don't like to hug people.
Still have some around my pillow at night, always have, nearly 40 and married! Always a good source of comfort.
Here is my soft toy family - the monkey is a replica of one I had as a child. I have just got a rainbow bear as well! Two of these teddies have heart beats.
I was lucky, I kept some of my old ones and gave them to my son. My current favourites are the pigs from Minecraft and Angry Birds
It was when I was feeling low and suicidal at night, after talking to a 111 NHS Doctor who wasn't much use that I resorted to my soft toys and a shot of Irish cream. I started giggling when I invisaged the look on the DWP health assessor when teddy comes along for support. The next time I am assessed by anyone teddy shall accompany me. Its better than any stress ball..
I was inspired by Jamie and Lion, who I found out about on Twitter. Jamie is autistic, works for the BBC, and takes a large plush lion with him wherever he goes.
I agree! My granny gave my teddy away to another child when I was 9 years old and she thought I was "too old" for him. Still haven't got over it (58 now!).
The old ones are the best!
I think we should have a soft toy protest when treated badly
Our condition is hidden from neuro typical. not only that the way many of us have been treated or ignored to cope on our own I had a bad encounter with Social services, was given 0 points by PIP and treated like a piece of meat at a DWP health assessment. This has made my mental health worse until my soft toys came to the rescue. I even took a soft toy to the GP.