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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I'm afraid of.....Aspergers Fears...fear of the Unknown

 I am afraid of:
 Deep Water...not knowing what lurks below the surface.
  Sinkholes and Earthquakes...destructive, unexpected, physically harmful events...unpredictable.
 Insects...that I am not able to identify 100%. Not knowing if they bite, sting, are poisonous or naught.
  Animals with teeth...all of them, cats, dogs, horses, mice, rats, pigs. Any animals with teeth have the potential to bite me unless I know them to be tame, friendly and docile.
  Walking into new buildings. Afraid I'll get lost and not be able to get back out.
  Driving to new cities, districts, areas. Not knowing the appropriate traffic rules, regulations, afraid I'll go down wrong way on a one way street, searching for traffic lights and hidden stop signs.
  Food. Anything I haven't cooked myself. Will it make me sick? A severe allergic or gluten reaction? Undercooked? Spicy?
  A Big One...I hesitate and am quite fearful of Opening Closed Doors. Is this the right room? Is someone nefarious lurking? An ambush? Will I get locked in? 
 Quite succinctly, I am afraid of The Unknown. Anything, anywhere or anyone that I have not had previous experience with scares me.
 I am comfortable around the known and the familiar. I am an introvert, a damn good recluse and happy as I am. I revel in absence of fear.

The Lone Wolf