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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Goodwill, no shame

I packed my son's lunch in the only paper bag available, a small sack from the local Goodwill store. I hesitated...what if he's embarrassed that we shop there? Then it dawned on me...I haven't taught him to be ashamed of living a lower income, rather average lifestyle. He would be fine.
My mother erroneously taught me that poor was bad and it is not.

1 comment:

  1. around here, i see fairly affluent people shopping at goodwill all the time. the closest goodwill to me is actually in a yuppie part of town.

    there is no shame in giving a new life to items that someone else no longer needs. recycling is good, right?