Stimming vs Fidgeting…

I personally think it is unfortunate that many NDs have so easily accepted that stimming is "just" the autistic version of fidgeting, because as I see it, the difference is actually neurobiological. The problem starts with wrongly associating stimming with anxiety relief, concentration and other similar, secondary types of human behaviour, because while fidgeting does … Continue reading Stimming vs Fidgeting…

Fifth of Asperger’s Ten Traits – “… people aren’t as open or trusting as we are”

"5) We learn that to fit in we have to “fake” it. Through trial and error, we lost friends. We over-shared, spilling out intimate details to strangers; we raised our hand too much in class, or didn’t raise our hand at all; we had little impulse control with our speaking, monopolizing conversations and bringing the … Continue reading Fifth of Asperger’s Ten Traits – “… people aren’t as open or trusting as we are”

Fourth of Asperger’s Ten Traits – “We still question our place in the world…”

"4) We have comorbid attributes of other syndromes/disorders/conditions. We often have OCD tendencies (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), sensory issues (with sight, sound, texture, smells, taste), generalized anxiety and/or a sense we are always unsafe or in pending danger, particularly in crowded public places. We may have been labelled with seemingly polar extremes: depressed/over-joyed, lazy/over-active, inconsiderate/over-sensitive, lacking awareness/attention … Continue reading Fourth of Asperger’s Ten Traits – “We still question our place in the world…”

In case you’re not a (piece of a) puzzle… (update 1)

I know for a fact, that many Neurodivergents, weren't really happy about what has become the public logo-face of Autism, the "puzzle piece". And I was wondering what in the world could have been its 'source of inspiration', since besides the sometimes puzzling effect the presence of a Neurodivergent has upon Neurotypicals, our lives are … Continue reading In case you’re not a (piece of a) puzzle… (update 1)

Third of Asperger’s Ten Traits – Escape Artist, from the World into my Box…

"3) We are escape artists. We know how to escape. It’s the way we survive this place. We escape through our fixations, obsessions, over-interest in a subject, our imaginings, and even made up reality. We escape and make sense of our world through mental processing, in spoken or written form. We escape in the rhythm … Continue reading Third of Asperger’s Ten Traits – Escape Artist, from the World into my Box…

Second of Asperger’s Ten Traits – Overwhelmed Innocence

"2) We are innocent, naive, and honest. Do we lie? Yes. Do we like to lie? No. Things that are hard for us to understand: manipulation, disloyalty, vindictive behavior, and retaliation. Are we easily fooled and conned, particularly before we grow wiser to the ways of the world? Absolutely, yes. Confusion, feeling misplaced, isolated, overwhelmed, and … Continue reading Second of Asperger’s Ten Traits – Overwhelmed Innocence

The Asperger Individualism

Throughout my life and modest literary endeavours, I firmly acknowledged the supreme primacy of detail before the whole, for reasons too obvious to state… Nevertheless, since discovering that I live with Asperger's on the neuro-divergent side of existence, I realised that the term autism was coined from the Greek autos which means self, as an … Continue reading The Asperger Individualism

“[…] the increase in those who are euthanized because of psychiatric disorders: not just severe depression, but also schizophrenia, anxiety, autism […]”

Reading the entire article from where the paragraph below originated, I've asked myself if I might remember well times not so long past, when people with "psychiatric disorders" were considered not only alleged burdens to themselves, but also to their societies, and subsequently "euthanized" for the "greater good". I took myself the liberty to emphasize "autism" because I didn't really know … Continue reading “[…] the increase in those who are euthanized because of psychiatric disorders: not just severe depression, but also schizophrenia, anxiety, autism […]”

On Neurodivergent Solitude…

It’s been a while since reading a post which at the time represented an epitome of honesty, from a world unknown, foreign and distant for the vast majority, the universe of those for whom solitude may be exactly on the opposite of unwantedness... The author’s plea was powerful and simple: “Embrace Solitude”. Now I know … Continue reading On Neurodivergent Solitude…

Yiruma against meltdowns…

There are times when, at least in my case, only heartfelt music restores some balance to my chaotically racing mind, savagely trying to escape another meltdown... If You are looking for some soothing piano tunes to calm the storms, consider Yiruma... Piano played with the heart, perfect for my quiet chamber of self, where my neuro-divergence … Continue reading Yiruma against meltdowns…