It’s hard to believe I’ve finally done it! Continue reading
As an adult there are still plenty of scenarios where I am required to ‘find a partner’ in a classroom situation (e.g. dance class). So as a follow up on my last video I thought it would be a good idea to contrast how I was in primary school with how I am today. This also gives me the opportunity to give you some insight into what my coping strategies look like. In many cases they can be categorised as well informed, well calculated pre-emptive strikes. Continue reading
When I say I don’t learn anything by ‘accident’, it means that I often miss things that everyone else just ‘picks up’. There are so many skills that we all have, but none of us were taught. For most people, the inner workings of their own mind are a mystery. Continue reading
Aspergers is essentially an unusual brain configuration. Senses, thoughts and emotions seem to be connected in a different way, resulting in many atypical traits. Whether this means a person is blessed by amazing talents, or cursed by frustrating difficulties, one thing remains true… Aspergers makes it hard to be ‘normal’. Continue reading
Reblogging my very first thoughts on Aspergers…
This post is intended as a VERY brief explanation for those who have just heard the news that I have Aspergers. Basically, about a month ago I read a book called “Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s”. Identifying with many of the experiences of the main character I was moved to research the condition online and it was such a perfect match that I diagnosed myself on the spot, attended an Aspergers Victoria support group meeting the next day, and haven’t looked back since!
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Growing up the social world was a mystery to me. Continue reading