Monday, July 16, 2007
Coming out with Asperger's
What a relief to find that there are others like me after a lifetime of feeling out-of-place! No formal diagnosis but I am reading Tony Attwood's "Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome" and it is like reading a biography of myself.
Yesterday I told my mother that I believe I have Asperger's Syndrome. I showed her Kathy Hoopmann's delightful "All cats have Asperger Syndrome" to help introduce the subject. The book was invaluable because it used such a familiar topic -- cats -- to introduce something so new and unfamiliar.
Originally posted to DailyStrength.org
Author's Note: In June 2007, a friend told my husband about a neurobiological disorder called "Asperger's syndrome" in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. She suggested to my husband that I had it. The two books mentioned in this narrative were my introductions to Asperger's syndrome. A short while later, I created an account at DailyStrength to gain and share insights with peers.
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