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Words Will Hurt Me

[foul language warning] Get your head out of your ass! What the fuck is the matter with you? How could you say that? You should know what I mean. Can’t you keep your mouth shut? Adults on the autism spectrum have heard many hurtful words over the decades. While each of us is unique Koupit Cialis Daily Antidepressiva Paroxetin kaufen ohne Rezept , many of us were picked last for sports because we were clumsy. Many of us never understood our peers’ social dynamics. Many of us talked when everyone else was silent, or talked louder when everyone else spoke. How many of us got an assignment from our boss at work that he or she was unable to explain? We should just know what he meant. How many of us got slapped by a girl for reading her social cues wrong? My best friend slapped me once Buy Nolvadex UK Order Vriligy Without Prescription Buy , as I thought I was being lighthearted. We mask. We hide. We find ways to cope, while not quite fitting in. We failed to succeed at work because we couldn’t stand to deal with people. We used money paypal prepaid debit , alcohol, drugs, to hide our depression and anxiety. It is long past time that families, friends, coworkers, acquaintances, support us, love us for who we are, and understand our differences and our needs.

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How I Came to Be Autistic

I was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum at the age of 59. I was recovering from my first major depressive episode and my personal physician and my therapist both thought that I may be autistic Order Ditropan Online no Prescription , on the spectrum as what was once called Aspergers. I was sent for testing. That consisted of a number of interviews by a psychologist. My younger sister was also interviewed about my early childhood Buy Modafinil Without Prescription wallet Online health care medications , behaviors and experiences. They would have interviewed my parents had either been alive at that point. I took a multiple choice test consisting of 350 or so questions. Some made no sense, others went to the heart of social or employment issues. In the end, the multi-page report concluded that I was on the spectrum. What did that mean for me? Since then, the last three years, I have been working to identify those behaviors that are hardwired, autistic. I have had another major depressive episode, far more severe. Most of the adaptations that I used to keep my emotions under control have vanished. I have begun stimming Buy Cialis Professional UK , and had several meltdowns. It sounds bad. It is not. It is all part of the process of learning who I am, what my strengths and weaknesses are, and how I react to the world around me. The diagnosis was like getting a new beginning, a rebirth. I’m,…

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What Is Autism to Me

In the sidebar, under the I Have Questions topic is a page with some “official” definitions of autism. The problem is , to me, that defining the medical condition seems to require a permanent label for the patient. And Stromectol kaufen Ohne Rezept Online Buy Prinivil Online without Prescription , labels are limited as a description. There are two primary schools of thought with respect to autism. Many people see it as a disability thirty one gifts , a disaster for the patient and their family, and requiring “curing” and determination of a cause. Many adults on the spectrum Prednisolon tabletten Rezeptfrei kaufen , including me, would disagree strongly. Autism is a condition based upon a different “wiring” in the human brain. Some abilities and traits are enhanced while others are altered Buy Levitra online , changed from “normal”. We’re just not typical humans. What is wrong with being atypical? Should autistics be forced into behaviors that they are not wired to perform with ease? Children on the autism spectrum, with a loving family and wise professional care, can grow up to be adults with abilities and talents, can hold jobs, and have a social life. Their life may not appear to be mainstream, or “normal”, but they are happy, productive, valuable members of a diverse society.

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Quirks, foibles and eccentricities

At the age of 60, it is difficult to look at your life and pick from it those behaviors that are due to Aspergers and those that are not. I’ve been Aspergers all my life but I was just diagnosed in Dec. 2014, so the last year has been a year of revelations Let me try to identify for you, dear reader, a few of my recognizable quirks, foibles and eccentricities.

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