Asperger's Syndromesunday 4 september 2011
I was diagnosed as an adult, you might even say as an old crone. this diagnosis was arrived at in a very unorthodox way, and I don't even want to go into that particular craziness. but I've never felt the diagnosis was wrong, because I already believed I had asperger's anyway.
the books I've read by Aspies include john elder robison's look me in the eye. he and the other aspies I've read have achieved things in life that I haven't, and so on one level their stories have nothing at all to do with me, despite the fact that we all have asperger's. asperger's varies a great deal from person to person, and then there are individual personality traits that also vary.
in spite of being a failure story, I'm working on a book about my experience with asperger's: www.autisism.wordpress.com. the word autism is deliberately misspelled in that address. one of my blogs also has a number of asperger's-related posts: www.mishibone.wordpress.com.
my experience on two asperger's-autism websites (wrongplanet and aspies for freedom) have been distinctly less than satisfying, and so I've given up. I hope to have better, more meaningful connections with adult aspies here.