#Autism Eclipse – The Dark Side of Passing

Amen to this!  Every word.  Putting on a mask is one of those survival strategies we may not even realize we’re doing.  Sometimes we’re so good at it that we even fool ourselves!  Such a brilliant and eloquent post ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜˜

My Autistic Dance

Hiding

A Facebook post earlier got me thinking about the effort we expend in passing as non-autistic. The lengths we go to to conform. And what that costs us.

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Such a brilliant post!  Beautiful, precise word choices, perfectly-relatable imagery.  I recommend devouring this whole blog!  ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š

the asperger path

My Aspergers is with me always. Everywhere I go, it goes. My life is filtered through a disordered prism.

When the awkwardness hits, or relationships feel dry and unoiled, I know my Aspergers has raised its head again. I analyse what went wrong and pore over the details. I feel like a crazy, eccentric scientist because I know what I seek is simple, and yet it eludes me. My Aspergers is a source of frustration. When you know you have a flat tyre, the road still feels just as bumpy. Knowledge is good but knowledge is not the same as a solution.

But there are days when my Aspergers is almost invisible. These are the good days when I feel that I am just like everyone else. Life ticks over and Aspergers gets no credit.

Yet surely my Aspergers contributes as much to my success as my failure. My brainโ€ฆ

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