Welcome. I’m a european man in his late fifties, I have been recently diagnosed with Mild Autistic Spectrum Disorder, or Asperger Syndrome. This outcome wasn’t completely unexpected: I have known for a long time that there were some differences in my personality and behavior. Yet, for me, to have ASD written on paper changes things (at the bottom of the page you’ll find a list of acronyms, with links to explanations). So I have embarked in a journey of discovery, and re-discovery, of my life and self in the light of this fact – not an easy task at my age. One thing that I’m sure of is that I am not something, I am me. I might have AS, but I’m still me. I am trying to figure out what happened, what is what, and to find strategies to manage the unpleasant aspects of my neuro-biological situation (just like everybody else). As I am a word-oriented person, I figured that writing would help me. Then I thought that perhaps it could also help sharing with other people, so I made this blog. That will be anonymous for now, I hope it doesn’t bother you. You can always contact me through the link at the top of this page.
Start reading wherever you like. Keep in mind that the posts are chronological, so if you’re looking for some type of narrative, start from the first one, Fabric.