I Have Asperger's

The unique perspective of the world through the eyes of a girl with Asperger's Syndrome


It's taken me a long time to figure out how I want to write out this page.  It's difficult, because the thinking process varies for different people.  And because I don't know what the average neuro-typical brain's thinking process is like.  

Basically, the thing to remember is that ASD people tend to think in very literal terms.  I used to think that there really was a face of a man on the moon.  I would look for it in the craters.  Sarcasm is a weakness for me.  I can't always tell when someone is joking.  

I also tend to think in very black and white terms.  (Yes, I used to think this meant a lack of color)  It's either all or nothing, yes or no, good or bad.  It's hard for me when rules are not solid.  I can't figure out what exceptions there are to things.  So, in my mind, I figure I'd better be safe than sorry.

I easily misunderstand people.  Word problems in math drove me nuts, because if you have 2 apples, and you use 2 apples to make a pie, how many apples do you have?  Well, 2.  They are just in the pie now.

I struggled with reading as well.  I don't understand how to read between the lines.