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So Wanting to be Understood

I have written in the past about my social and mental impairments and my struggle growing up and trying to fit in to society. I think I have autistic spectrum disorder but am very high functioning so most people cannot tell I have a problem. I simply seem shy and somewhat withdrawn. But there are far too many symptoms to simply conclude that shyness is my only problem. I also have a number of learning deficiencies such poor comprehension, dyslexia, and an exceptionally poor memory. But fortunately my cognitive abilities are not impaired. Continue reading

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Autism and Life as a Senior

I must first preface this article by saying that I have never been formally diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  However I was unofficially diagnosed by one of my children 3 years ago who taught autistic children and received a graduate … Continue reading

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Brawns over Brains in the U.S.

It seems to me that sports here in the U.S. is a dominant pastime.  To call it a pastime is even an understatement; perhaps obsession is more appropriate.  It dominants our TV newscast, occupying almost as much time as all … Continue reading

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Thankfulness

With the world in a bit of turmoil and our daily lives often one crisis after another we often forget that there is a lot to be thankful for.  Negative events and thoughts seem to poke their heads above the … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life

We often do not realize how lucky we are until we somehow see how life could have easily taken a turn for the worst as in the Frank Capra film “It’s a Wonderful Life”. This post is a reflection of my trials and ultimate victories against odds in life. Continue reading

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Autism and the Lack of Spirituality

My personal reasons why autistic individuals do not experience spirituality as an autistic is because they are unable to pick up on subliminal signals (unknown to science at this point) from others. Continue reading

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An Autistic’s Personal Perspective

I am a high functioning autistic adult and would like to reveal a little of what life has been like and how I have compensated for both autism and a number of learning disabilities in a badly mis-wired brain. Continue reading

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