Tagged: autistic spectrum disorder

The Impending Visit

My very loud and lovely neurotypical friend and her new man have invited themselves over to my house for the evening and have decided to stay the night.  I have been given the choice...

Who Am I?

I’ve spent my life wondering who I really am.  I’m so complex, the product of two parents who were polar opposites. My father, I suspect had an ASD. Aloof, logical, critical, cutting and extraordinarily...

Social Media – Walking The Line

Sometimes I wonder whether if I would be better off without using any form of social media. However, it’s practically unthinkable not to be involved. I can interact with like-minded individuals, discuss politics, arrange...

A Walk to the Post Office

I get changed into an appropriate costume, leaving behind the clothes that I feel comfortable in and that make me feel happy. I leave the house and arrange my face into what I believe...

Remember… That You Are Nothing

I’ve just had a visit from my pseudo Mother-in-Law, henceforth known as PMIL. It’s Monday morning, but the fact that I have to work doesn’t seem to matter.  I work from home you see...

The Autistic Waitress

I’ve been thinking recently who I should tell about my autism diagnosis. Nobody knows apart from my immediate family and a few close friends.  In an ideal world, I’d like to tell everybody. I’ve...

Girl alone on a bridge

Late Diagnosis of Autism

I’ve noticed a number of threads on Asperger’s/Autism/ASD forums where a younger person with an ASD quizzes those with a late diagnosis as if they don’t totally believe them. They want to know how...