I love my female Asperger / autistic behaviours

This blog is about my own experience of my autistic behaviours. I've seen and read lots of lists by other women and these have helped me identify as an adult with autism (Samantha Craft's list being my favourite). You can find these and other links on my page, "Am I autistic?" here Feeling different from the majority … Continue reading I love my female Asperger / autistic behaviours

Adult autistic Shutdowns and Meltdowns

From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown (reposted) from everyday aspie. This is the best example I've found. Autistics have shutdowns. It’s part of life. There are multiple root causes for a shutdown, including the result of sensory overload, physical and mental exhaustion, unexpected news, anxiety about an upcoming event, and upheaval in our schedule. … Continue reading Adult autistic Shutdowns and Meltdowns

Positive aspects of Asperger’s / autism

By the Silent Wave (reposted) When searching for traits, characteristics, or symptoms of Asperger’s (and the rest of the autism spectrum, to an extent) online, the first–and the majority of–information you’ll probably find focuses on the negative aspects, at least as perceived by the “official sources” and “experts”.  It begins to sound like a broken … Continue reading Positive aspects of Asperger’s / autism