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

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tips & Advice...Loneliness

 If you have Aspergers, you may have experienced much loneliness. Throughout the years, I've managed to deal with this feeling through different avenues.
 I go to therapy every week, so I'm guaranteed almost an hour of talking to someone. Plus, I try and get a hug each session. I cannot undervalue how huge it is to be able to talk to someone who listens and tries to understand And getting a real hug. I highly recommend it to all Aspies.
 I've almost always had parakeets and fish, and lots of plants. Taking care of something else gives me value and a reason to get up in the morning.
 Pursue your special interests vigorously. If you enjoy reading dictionaries, studying history, science, cataloging and organizing coins, stamps, bottle caps, cards, do it. I've had periods of time where I've researched genealogy, various islands and countries, studied moss & terrariums, created specialized facebook pages, spent time coloring...too many interests to name.
 Write. Write in a diary, journal, create a blog, compose poems, make videos...communicate outside of yourself. You'll feel less stuffy on the inside.
 Connect with other Aspies via the Internet or support groups. It's good to know that what you feel and are experiencing others feel, too.
  Be kind to yourself.

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