I often make plans or agree to plans with others that sound OK, might even sound fun, but then when the time actually comes I don’t want to go through with it. Throughout my life, I’ve been known to cancel on people last minute. Even though I like to think of myself as a highly reliable and committed person, I would more often than not cancel events and meetings. Interestingly, as an adult who has come to terms with my diagnosis I have created a life structure that is both helpful and energising. Subsequently, I cancel far less nowadays. In this post, I will talk about some of the reasons why a person with ASD might cancel something last minute and suggest strategies on how to lessen the chance of this happening.
For other people, reading and understanding why plans can sometimes cause difficulty for people with ASD, you can help make their life easier too.