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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Autistic Bubble, What it feels like...

I forever seem to be casting, creating defenses around me. Barriers, thick veils, semi-permeable walls, door locked, shut tight, bubbles made from unbreakable goo...anything, everything, to try and stem this incessant sensory tidal flow.
Seems it's roaring in all directions, even with eyes shut and hands over ears. Hiding under blankets, amongst blaring car steroes, nothing seems to calm the ever present screaming din.
I'm starting to feel that I can never win the battle, the barrage of discomfort, pain and stress. I can think of no place to safely lay anchor till this bruhaha storm shall pass, if the winds ever change.
Every moment feels like a fright, a fight, a good reason to hold up clench fists. And I can sense no winds of respite.