I’ve been wondering if NLD and/or AS makes us more likely to be abused, neglected, mistreated, or victimized. I think so. We’re probably more likely to get abused by others, or perhaps to self-injure. This is a sickening topic. I need to find ways of getting stronger from the bad times in my past. Sometimes “NLD moments” from the past creep up on me and pollute my thoughts. I wasn’t really a self-injurer, but I had people taking advantage of me as a teen. I’ve had more trouble in relationships from that history. I say all this because I think kids with NLD need greater protection. Parents, teachers, and other adults need to help kids read the social cues and help them get out of bad situations. I’m still working on that part as a young adult.
NLD and Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment