Michæl McFarland Campbell

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Embracing routine: how Otto von Bearsmarck supports my autism journey and dialysis routine

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Otto von Bearsmarck, autism support bear in a green rucksack

In January 2024, I was diagnosed as autistic. This diagnosis confirmed what we had suspected for some time. Nothing has changed since then, and I am still me. But, with the diagnosis, it is easier to explain to others why I react in ways that most people do not. I still find it difficult when things are done in different ways. I like the routines. The main place that this comes out is in my dialysis clinic. Since I help with the setting of my machine that makes things a lot simpler – at least for me.

Andrew also got me an autism support bear in the same manner as Liam the dialysis support bear. The autism support bear is called Otto von Bearsmarck – and he comes to dialysis more often nowadays than Liam. He has recently taken to Instagram to post about how he supports me. You can follow him there.

Written by Michæl McFarland Campbell

June 5th, 2024 at 1:34 pm

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