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

Saturday, June 1, 2013

I Cannot Tell My Right From My Left

Having Aspergers, there are little things that throw me for a loop. Even a second grader can usually tell their right hand from their left. Even nearing fifty, I must think for a second or two, to figure out right from left.

I think I read where autistics right hemisphere and left brain hemisphere have difficulty communication. Maybe this is where it comes from. I'm just not sure.

I first became aware of this, once again, through observing my 20 year old Aspergers son having this problem. It's not a big thing, just another minor issue I wonder if other autistics share.
LOL, seriously, I remember teachers writing R and L on my hands. Even I would write the letters on my feet, because I can't tell them apart either without thinking.
Just some random thinking:)