Category: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Why am I so loud and frowny? An Asperger’s lament

In previous posts, I described some of the most common characteristics of Asperger’s and explained that people with the condition might experience some of them to a greater degree than others. But no matter how Asperger’s manifests itself in an individual, the common thread is a fundamental lack of self-awareness of how one comes across... Read more »

How Asperger's makes you different and how it got categorized as autism

If someone had been asked to describe me when I was young, they probably would have said something along the lines of: “She’s pretty, but weird.” Or, “She’s nice, but a little strange.” After I found out I had Asperger’s syndrome and the puzzle of my life started getting pieced together, I thought of people... Read more »

Realizing you have a mental health issue is the first step toward wellness

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who can’t move on from a particular topic no matter how much you try to steer the conversation in a different direction? Or keeps interrupting and seems oblivious to cues that you want to end the conversation? If so, then it’s likely you were speaking with someone... Read more »
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On the inside looking out: Life as an autistic adult

Imagine knowing your whole life, from early grade school, that you’re different from everyone else but not knowing why. Everyday interactions and activities that come so easily to other people are agony. Feeling like you are on the outside looking in. Or more accurately, on the inside looking out. Social situations, with all but a... Read more »