A woman in her 50’s observations on the Aspergers end of the Autism Spectrum (AS) and all that goes with it. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Recently self diagnosed with Aspergers. I’m actually excited by it all. It explains so much. It is nice to finally have all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle. Now I’m trying to piece them together to better understand myself and Aspergers.
I don’t believe Aspergers to be a disease in need of curing. It is just the brain is wired differently. Some abilities are stronger and others are weaker. A poor ability to handle social situations is a common issue but again not everyone acts, reacts or has the same level of comfort as the next person with Aspergers. We are all different on the spectrum and I do not expect myself to have all the Asperger-like traits. I just want to better understand Aspergers and enjoy living with it.
Temple Grandin’s book Thinking in Pictures was my first step in realising that I had Aspergers.
Vivian Greene – Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain.