Male, age 50

by Dodge

Gaining knowledge about my Aspergers/SPD only seems to help me and my internal life. Others still see me as either dumb or lazy or just plain weird since I am unable to articulate, in speech, what is going on in my head.

My roommates are currently annoyed with me because, due to some cooking smoke in the kitchen all the fire alarms went off. I was asleep and woke in a panic and ripped the alarm from the ceiling which left a hole in the drywall.
This is an example of what I call my Lucy moments.

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May 23, 2011
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by: Carol

Hey there, I feel your pain. I have kept a lot of my sensitivities to myself and it has created anxiety and depression as I berate myself for not being 'normal'. I am estranged from a lot of my family because I am tired of explaining myself to them. I am more ok with myself now, but I think the best thing to do is work within an organization that raises awareness of these issues. If we all work, go to school, travel the bus, attend events, etc. why isn't the rest of the world used to us yet? Because they don't know enough about us. It's not their fault, it's ours for not being pushy enough to get our voices out there. It's sometimes not just enough to explain to your roommates what it is like for you, or have them read some articles, it has to come from external sources so they get that its not just about you, its about a whole hell of a lot of other people they just don't know yet. Hope this helps...

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