How I Found Out I was an Aspie

Very interesting post! 👏🏼👍🏼😊.  I’m always interested to hear how people find out they’re Aspies/autistic, especially those who found out as adults.  This is a fascinating illustration 😊💝💝

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During my childhood, my parents often commented that I was ‘born awkward, and awkward ever since’. I was a firstborn, so they had no prior experience of raising a son. I wasn’t failing so badly in school that I ever had to see a psychologist, although my Mum despaired of ever persuading me to play with other children. They never thought I might have a condition with a clinical label, though Asperger’s wasn’t so well known in the 1980s.

Looking back, it explains a lot. School playtimes were a nightmare in primary school. Often I would just walk forlornly around the edges of the yard, kicking up the dirt; sometimes I would go and tell appalling puns to the teacher on yard duty. I simply didn’t know what to do during playtime, and didn’t particularly want to join in any schoolyard games that seemed remotely rough.

Secondary School was a…

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2 thoughts on “How I Found Out I was an Aspie

  1. For many years I felt emotionally isolated from a rational world in which everyone else seemed so deeply embedded , so it was a great relief, perhaps only 20 years ago, when I first realise there were other ASD sufferers lie me. Since then, I have found it easier to express my own feelings and how I see my own reality, not in words but visually, as for example painting No.. 54 and several others shown on my art-website: http://www.faupel-art.co.uk I hope it evokes some empathy, joy, laughter, and perhaps a few tears, among other kindred spirit sufferers.

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