How I Found Out I was an Aspie

Very interesting post! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š.  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 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’


During my childhood, my parents often commented that I was โ€˜born awkward, and awkward ever sinceโ€™. I was a firstborn, so they had no prior experience of raising a son. I wasnโ€™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 Aspergerโ€™s wasnโ€™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 didnโ€™t know what to do during playtime, and didnโ€™t particularly want to join in any schoolyard games that seemed remotely rough.

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Laina Eartharcher

Feet on the ground, eyes toward the sky.

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: I hope it evokes some empathy, joy, laughter, and perhaps a few tears, among other kindred spirit sufferers.

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