I went to another autastics meeting yesterday in daly city. I liked it even better than the first one. It was a little easier to talk this time. Like last time, everybody was very nice. It still blows me away that there are so many people that are SO MUCH like me. For so long I thought there were none and that i was the biggest freak in the whole world. Suddenly, I am an aspie, crazily similar in so many ways to other aspie/autistic people, yet at the same time, we are as different from each other as all people are from each other.

The thing about the autastics meetings, is that there is a whole bunch of autistic people trying (and succeeding) to socialize and communicate. It is very different from socializing with other people. Of course, this whole story is a giant generalization, which I am sure isn’t true of all autistic people, but it is what I think based on the few meetings i’ve been to and other folks that I’ve met in the past 6 months. If you are one of the people I am generalizing about, and I have this all wrong, please let me know!

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Asperger’s and Autism FAQs

ScratchMonkey recommended a link to some of the most easy to understand FAQs about asperger’s and autism that I have seen yet. It is on the GRASP site. Link:

Sweet Tea

by marleykito This is a poem from an “NT” to her Aspie partner a sweet face masks the pain i can see visibly, viscerally synapses fire and you tire easily if i could climb inside i’d rewire cuz i’m good at the simple ones that don’t require PHP or mambotigercss here you lie with your …

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Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a book about a 15 year old autistic boy named Christopher. He is a genius at math, but he has trouble with social skills and fitting into the world. The book was written by Mark Haddon, a non-autistic man who used to work with autistic …

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Autism Awareness

It’s occurring to me that it’s not so random that I stumbled onto that article a couple of months ago and found out I have asperger’s syndrome (a kind of autism). Turns out there’s a lot of people, most either autistic themselves, or who have an autistic child, that have been working very hard for …

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haiku haiku

it means to repeat something

why am i writing?
sudden interest in haiku
what’s going on here?

my head is too full
i need to let some words out
to make room for more

it clutters my mind
this thing that is the screaming
i am tired of it

in a flash i am
no longer me, but aspie
confused; there’s no cure

i can’t remember
what i was doing just now
my mind is broken

i don’t want to test
i want to learn karate
without any stress

i know this is gay
but it’s a fun way to say
what gets in the way

thinking in numbers
it’s fun counting syllables
words are what comes out

this story is done
coming out of my fingers
it’s an accident

repeat echolalia

April is Autism Awareness Month

Who knew? The things you learn when you suddenly find out you’re autistic! It’s been about a month now, and I’ve been on a wild rollercoaster ride trying to process all that I’ve learned and experienced since then. It is amazing to suddenly have access to so many resources to get information, not to mention …

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A post about me…

I think this may be the first ‘post about me’ that I’ve made here on LBnuke, or anywhere else for that matter. I post about things I do, places I go, things I find, things that are interesting to me, but never anything that is ‘about me’.

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