The High Functioning Autistic community, including those with Aspergers, is largely forgotten about by not only society as a whole, but by those that claim to speak for the autistic community.
Unless you’re an autistic child or a low-functioning autistic adult, you will typically fight and never get any help and that’s simply wrong. This site is built by, run by and the content is populated by high functioning autistic adults.
Let’s clear one thing up, right off the bat. I’m fifty-two, considering going back and taking a few classes to finish up a degree and I am terrified of math. I don’t get math, the math doesn’t get me and that’s just the way it is. It wasn’t always that way, though, There was a time when I was good at math, though to look at my grades you would definitely not know it. Let me tell you a story.read more
Right now I'm having a panic attack that literally came out of nowhere. Seriously. At this very moment, as I type horribly. You can't tell how bad I'm typing because thank God, I have Grammarly watching my back, but just in this first paragraph, I have...read more
Belief in yourself is a great cure for loneliness and stress and feeling better about yourself doesn’t hurt when it comes time to sleep, which I’m going to go and try to go (again) in a few minutes. I was hoping that writing this and getting this off my chest would help me feel better and I guess it has a little. Here’s hoping that by the time I crawl back into bed, I feel more than a little better.read more
Thank you for letting me rant about this topic. Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a bowl of grain free dog food sitting here and I’m hungry. To all my legitimate service dog homies out there, thanks for all the work you do. I sincerely mean that. For all you posers and your loser owners, STAY HOME!read more
Don’t let society, our families, friends or others hold us back. We can succeed in business and we can find careers that are satisfying to us and ones where we can come home at night happy and proud of what we did that day. Don’t be like the younger me and hate your job, hate yourself and wonder what you’re even doing here. Go out and be a success in business!read more
For days this piece of garbage (let’s call him what he is) lied to the police and had multiple police jurisdictions and hundreds of volunteers out looking for the boy that he reported missing on Wednesday. On Saturday he finally manned up and confessed to the murder of his son.read more
Ah, Saturday, the alleged most glorious day of the week. We relax, have fun, do things that need to get done and generally feel good about things. But not always. Why? Because sometimes rough days happen. Even on a Saturday.read more
Overstimulation. To those on the spectrum, it’s a word that brings fear and panic. I know because as the blog name implies, I’m a high-functioning autistic who was diagnosed six years ago at age forty-six. For the majority of my life I was never able to figure out why I would get tired, irritable and become a huge pain in the ass from time to time, but now I know it was because my brain was becoming overstimulated and I hadn’t given it a chance to rest up.read more
When I graduated high school in 1984, the term “Autism” was being used on only the lowest functioning of us, but by 1991 they were diagnosing kids in school as autistic and by 1994, the term Aspergers was being used to describe high-functioning autism. Nineteen years later, in 2013, the spectrum officially replaced all the former terms I just used, though the reality is everyone still used the terms, “Autism,” “Aspergers,” and “High-functioning Autism.”read more