This blog is a device for collating personal experiences (mine and possibly yours) of Asperger syndrome. I plan to collect first and sort later, so brace yourself for randomness.
Though my symptoms cause me significant distress, I appreciate that yours (or those of the one/s you care for) may be much worse.
It’s therefore with humility and respect that I invite the views of those further along the spectrum. Any humour you detect in my posts is merely the other side of my particular coin.
I warmly welcome your input which (with your prior written permission) I may include in a book.
If I do, I’ll invite you to the book launch or send you a free, signed copy when it’s published.
This project was suggested by my psychologist. For the first few years I wanted to be anonymous – to find my feet and set down all the things that have affected me most.
If you see Aspiescribe (AS) on posts and comments, that’s me.
I’ve now decided to go public (on my 47th birthday), largely due to kind feedback and encouragement from Penelope Trunk.
Writing this blog has made me see that Asperger’s, like any affliction, has a silver lining.
In fact, aspie ‘superpowers’, if used to good effect, can constitute a significant GOLD lining.
My superpowers are writing, blogging, editing, proofreading and photography. To learn more, visit my business site – The Feisty Empire.
If I can help aspies and their supporters make the most of their situation, I’ll be a very happy camper.
While some of the impressions noted herein may be due to child abuse or depression, we may yet discover that Asperger syndrome is the nucleus of my woes.
If you’re a literary agent or publisher, I’d love to hear from you.
With best regards and many thanks for your time.
Paul Hassing. :)