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.

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To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Going for Walks

I need to impliment some routines in my day. Yesterday, we visited Avery Park for the first time. It's a large park with play areas, trails, Mary's River and a huge blooming rose garden. The trees are diverse and massive. I love it there. I'll start going for walks there once school starts.
After dinner, I've been dragging YL and Rosebud on walks around the large, over-sized block. Like all new places, I go just short distances at first, then as I feel more comfortable I walk farther and farther. Yesterday was the first time we completed the entire block.
The neighborhood is quite different. Gardens and fruit trees are more common than lawn ornaments. We saw apple, pear, kiwi and even plum trees in people's front yard. August is typically completely dry with zero rainfall. Watering the lawn is an exception reserved for businesses and apartment complexes and is rare to see on private lawns.
Conservation and recycling are big here. Even at church on Sunday we prayed for the water, earth and land.
Quite a unique set of priorities here as opposed to there.
Our after dinner walks will continue. It's an excellent time to just talk and experience our new city.

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