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Having Asperger's Syndrome in a Neurotypical World

DESCRIBING A FEW OF MY EXPERIENCES WITH HAVING A CONDITION ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER WHILE LIVING IN THE MAINSTREAM FOR OVER FORTY YEARS

There are approximately 20 million people in the world who have a high-functioning form of autism called Asperger’s Syndrome, which affects one’s ability – often in a negative way – to interact socially with the general public on a consistent basis. 742 more words

Asperger's Syndrome

What is Autistic Burnout?

If you’re autistic like me, you’ve probably felt a lot of pressure, whether internalized or from someone else, to “act” more neurotypical (non-autistic).  You may have done things like trying to imitate your non-autistic peers’ behavior, like trying to talk like them or try to control your stims.   494 more words

Autism

Color Me Confused

Whenever I tell someone I’m autistic, I often get one of three responses that are a bit offputting. They either ignore what I just said, completely change the subject (same thing in my book), or they say something like, “But you don’t seem autistic!” Each of these responses is a bit unnerving, the first two because I’m really, really not good at pretending something didn’t just happen, and the second because I’m not sure what I’m then supposed to say or do. 285 more words

Asperger's

I love “cis” and “neurotypical” and "non-binary."

Because they reject the default setting.

“Cis” is the opposite of “trans,” as in cisgender, meaning (more or less) “identifying as the gender that correlate[s] with the body parts you were born with.” 495 more words

Civil Rights

Tests - maybe I was wrong

I’ve done quite a few of the online tests for Asperger’s, but yesterday was the first time I’d tried the Reading the Mind in the Eyes test… 664 more words

Asperger's

Brain Chaos and Silence

I am a person who believes that people do not stop learning, discovering and adapting until the day they die. Learning is not just for children, but for adults, too. 944 more words

exploitation

Exploitation happens everywhere, any place where there are humans. We are quite the experts on this. From small scale efforts in families and among ‘friends,’ all the way to big businesses in the ‘free’ economy (and the not-so-free). 851 more words

Coping