Yesterday I was on RTÉ’s Today Show, talking about World Autism Day, and on Sunday I’ll be chairing Cork Autism Association’s conference. It’s not something I know an awful lot about, and I have limited personal experience with it, but this blog by a boy with Asperger’s is an excellent explanation of how he sees the world.
- when i was really young i didn’t understand other children and i hated big crowds like family events or football matches.
- mum explained to me that i was wired differently, that it wasn’t a bad thing, She said that i could just do things differently but i would still get everything done. And that was called Aspergers!
- i learned to enjoy my Aspergers.
- when people call ASD an autistic spectrum disorder…or a disability, i don’t like it . I call it a difference and it doesn’t make me any less capable to do anything.
- Aspergers lets me look at things from a totally different perspective – i can think OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.
- it makes the world kinda complicated and you have to keep figuring other people out…
- when people say similes i don’t quite get them
- i didn’t used to get sarcasm – i had to ask was that it?
- when teachers say…
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