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

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Imitation Asperger' movie

It's been many years since I've found a movie where the central character has Asperger's. This film gets 4 Aspie stars and ranks right up there with my favorite movie, Adam.
This is a film, based on the true story of Alan Turing, a mathematician and inventor. Saying much more regarding the plot would necessitate a spoiler alert, so I'll be mum on the storyline. In my opinion, the storyline is secondary to the main character and his blatant autism.
If you want to know what makes an autistic tick, or how an Aspie uniquely interacts, plays with others, this is the movie for you.
There is nothing covert or suggested as his autistic mannerisms are worn on his sleeve for all to see.
I loved this movie. Sure, it isn't all sunshine and roses but in an industry where autistic films are rare treats, this one takes the cake.
Check it out.
Tell me what you think.

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