We’ve begun the descent into the season where I can’t leave my neighborhood or even sometimes my apartment because it’s too cold for me, and if I dress for the weather I get roasted alive by the nonsensical public transit thermostats which are set for comfortable home-living and not for people going in and out of buses all day. Since my diagnosis, I’ve discovered that my long-standing sensitivities to heat and to cold likely are a sensory/stimulus issue as part of being autistic. Any day now, I’m going to have to start the countdown to no more trips to the zoo until Springtime.

ETA: The other problem is that as it gets colder, I’m going to want my “ear flap hat”, but I can’t wear my ear defenders with that, and I don’t know what to do to protect myself from sensory noise.