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I have only know about Asperger's Syndrome for four years, when I discovered I have been one all my life. I was always mainstreamed as no one else knew what seemed to be my problem either, through the 1950's ( I was smart enough, even gifted, but the consensus of my educators and parents was I wouldn't just 'apply myself!' to live up to my supposed great potential)
So then I found out I had this Syndrome, and was told it wasn't so bad, really, I should just brush off the fact I couldn't recognize faces and body language and didn't feel some emotions and others I felt far too deeply, and just get on with my life. After all, it was simply 'mild' autism, not like I was "_autistic_" or anything.
Now I have the 'one size fits all' label. Frankly I am afraid of evaluations at my work when before I was Asperger's Syndrome and now I am 'autistic' with all the baggage that word brings with it.
How is this beneficial to _me?_ I don't think it is. However, someone else other than me are the ones that need to be satisfied and I should just sit on the back of the short bus and lick the windows, I suppose. No wonder the "disabled" go so rabidly radical in protests. No one likes to think they are 'less than.'
posted 3 years, 3 months ago
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