Asking for help can be challenging for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for neurodivergent individuals who may have unique needs and experiences.
What makes it more difficult is that other people might not necessarily understand your needs because they experience them differently.
Here are some tips for neurodivergent adults who are seeking help:
Find a supportive person: Seek out someone who you trust and who is knowledgeable about neurodiversity. This could be a friend, family member, or professional who has experience working with neurodivergent individuals.
Be clear and direct: When asking for help, it's important to be clear and direct about your needs. Don't be afraid to express your concerns and experiences openly and honestly.
Consider alternative methods of communication: Some neurodivergent individuals may struggle with traditional forms of communication, such as face-to-face conversations or phone calls. If this is the case, it may be helpful to use alternative methods, such as email or text messages.
Seek out neurodivergent communities: Joining a neurodivergent community or support group can provide a safe and supportive environment for you to discuss your experiences and needs.
Be patient with yourself: Asking for help can be a difficult process, and it's important to be patient with yourself and understand that progress takes time.
Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. By seeking support, you are taking steps to improve your well-being and reach your full potential.
Remember to also check out the video guide "How can I ask for help? (For neurodivergent adults)" on the Tracto app.
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