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

Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Kindness of Strangers

I learned to ask for help, when I was scared, lost or uncertain. Each and every time someone helped me.
I can't help but be proud of myself, for being brave enough to ask the stranger man sitting next to me on my first flight if he wouldn't mind holding my hand during takeoff. My anxiety was high and I just needed someone, anyone to hold onto for a minute. He readily complied.
We are all in this together and we are here to help each other.

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