Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I love that...

People sleep with windows and shades wide or partially open.
That I wake up listening to the maintenance guys casually chatting in the nearby work room.
I'm able to show my son how the majority of people live, in closer quarters than on an acre lot.
I can demonstrate everyday tasks that he didn't have to partake in before. He's learning how to shop, pickup after himself, do chores and be more responsible.
He is experiencing a variety of different cultures and colors he's never been privy to before.
He is in an environment that promotes positive things: biking, walking, conservation, and ecology.
I love the peaceful centeredness that seems pervasive.

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