Hi, my name is Eric Vitale. I'm a college student about to graduate in December from East Carolina University. I've been on the spectrum my entire life and I'm close to 100 percent sure I have Aspergers more than anything. The 2 biggest things I struggle with are feeling as if I never fit in and having to try twice as hard as everybody else at everything. I take adderrall and Clonopin. Sometimes I just feel like I'm hiding myself by taking these medications like it is not my true self. But,…Continue
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My mental balance is breaking down and there doesn't seem to be anything I can do to stop it. I'm tired of college. I'm tired of this life. Why can't I be normal for once?
I had never considered the idea that I may be on the spectrum until my daughter was diagnosed 2 years ago. My wife and I took her to see a psychologist who specializes in autism. She was officially diagnosed on my birthday. It was very difficult news to hear as I was not very aware of what exactly autism was. She has made great strides and is able to communicate more effectively. Communication problems were what lead my wife to start the process to seek a diagnosis. My wife works in…Continue
Hi, I’m new to GRASP. I’m really happy to be here but also really nervous. As with anything that is complex and important to me, I kind of don’t know where to start discussing the million thoughts I have about this. “This” being everything I’ve been learning about Asperger’s, especially as it presents in women, and its implications for my future.
About a year ago I self-diagnosed as having Asperger’s. Two things led to it. I have a young nephew who had just been diagnosed…Continue
In order to get the most out of this post you should have some basic knowledge of the Nixon Presidency and the Vietnam/Watergate era and Watergate scandal. There is so much material on these subjects I just do not see the need to write my own summary here.
The late President Richard Nixon has probably been the subject of more amateur psychoanalysis then any figure in the 20th century. The 40th anniversary of his resignation this past Saturday inspired a…Continue
Added by Edward Kollin on August 11, 2014 at 8:14pm — No Comments
Sorry for not introducing myself first, that would have been the right and appropriate thing to do.
I'm Ashley. 23-years-old self diagnosed aspie girl- still in search of a local specialist who can finalize my diagnosis. Was hoping there would be a support group in my area but there is not. Maybe I will finally be reconciled with some young female aspies who can enlighten me and so forth. I have not one friend- I have several aquaintences but none which I stay in touch with. I wish…Continue
I am 23-years-old and after 10 years of a series of mental illness misdiagnosis and all kinds of medication that needless to say have definitely had a negative affect. I'm still on the prowl for an adult aspie specialist here in central AL. (Birmingham) and still getting the same response...'Sorry, we only help children.' I mean- I think it's EXCELLENT that children are able to get the early intervention they need now as compared to when I was younger- but one would think SOMEONE who is so…Continue
This is the first thing that I have written on this site. I thought that I would introduce my self. I am Jimmie Leiffer. I am 16 years old as of this writing. I have Asperger's Syndrome. I am interested in astronomy and I wish to become an astronomer later in life. Consequently, my profile photo is based off of the astronomical symbol for the Sun. I am fascinated by all heavenly bodies, but the stars are usually the most impressive to me.
This is the story about two people who live different lives. One is fun and outgoing while the other is shy and introverted. They are friends who can be close one day and can’t stand each other the next. Some people would even say that they don’t even need to be near each other because they are so different from one another. But somehow, no matter how bad things get between the two, they always find their way…Continue
Added by Michael Johnson on July 14, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments
I've added a new post to my blog. It is titled:
"Black and White Thinking the Middle Path and Relationships".
It can be found here:
Autism can have its disadvantages. But it can have some advantages. But there is one trait that can be both. It’s the ability to pay attention and look out for things that other people not might notice. You might be able to find a small h*** in someone’s shirt that no one else sees. Or you can see when things are changing so dramatically that they may stick out for you but not to others. Right now, I’m noticing that a relationship…Continue
A friend told me that I’m always looking out for them and they appreciate it. That same person told me that I was the best man ever. When I heard this I got a little embarrassed. I was just doing what a friend would do for another friend. In friendships, we have an obligation to do what you think is best for your friends. I’m not here to teach you how to be a friend or how to be a better one because it’s not my…Continue
As a 56 year old guy I usually don't pay attention to Disney Princess movies. Then I read about the movie "Frozen" and the hit song from the movie "Let It Go" had themes that people on the spectrum could relate to. The themes of hiding who you are because your "powers" went all wrong being isolated then finally allowing yourself to be who you really are is the story of my life. Sarah from Canada did a great Autism Version of it I thought I would share.
A friend came up to me and taught me a lesson on roles. How she explained it is that people play a certain part in people’s lives. Whether this role is important or insignificant, we all play a part in someone’s life. At first I thought she was talking nonsense and she didn’t know what she was talking about. But then I got it. I understood what she meant and it makes sense. There are some people in my life that…Continue
April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. I was diagnosed with autism when I was young. I know growing up wasn’t easy. I’m not saying that I’m the only one that struggled with a difficult childhood because there are many children that are going through the same exact struggles that I went through. Some of them are probably worse than mine. I still…Continue
He arrived nearly nine years ago as the most wonderful ball of fur I’d ever seen, having been flown all alone from Tennessee after arrangements had been made by telephone. He was an amazing combination of spirit, mind, and body, trying to make sense of his own peculiar transitions, perceptions, and…Continue
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