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, May 9, 2012

A Warm Pleasant Moment

Today, I had a wonderful altercation. As I stopped by the school to pick up my Younglink for his dental appointment, a mutual friend was getting into her car. Instead of just waving and taking off, she got out of her car and asked how I was doing.
She could have drove off, never saying a word or she might have asked about my son, but no, she actually asked how I was doing.
And it was the way that she said it, as if she cared and was genuinely interested in my welfare. I was touched and felt warmth. Little moments such as this are rare gems. I savor each and every one:)

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