I Think I Might Be Autistic (Part 4)

This is the 4th part in an ongoing series about being diagnosed as autistic at the age of 42. Mourning the Loss Eventually reality set in. I’m autistic.  Not the happy “Yay! I’m different! I’m unique! I’m special!” autistic. More like “Holy crap . . . I’m defective . . disabled . . . challenged … Continue reading I Think I Might Be Autistic (Part 4)

Taking the “Fear, Anger and Joy” Test

This week for Take-a-Test Tuesday, I took the “Fear, Anger, Joy” test. It’s not an Asperger’s test, but it does measure something that aspies often struggle with: reading emotions through facial expressions. Also, since the last two tests have been question-oriented, I thought a visually-oriented test might be a nice break. testmybrain.org is a citizen … Continue reading Taking the “Fear, Anger and Joy” Test

Growing Older on the Autism Spectrum

What does it mean to grow older on the spectrum? Thanks to my Aspergarian nature, I don’t feel middle-aged but my body often tells me otherwise. My hair is going steadily gray and I’ve got the beginnings of arthritis in my hands. My joints pop and crack after I’ve been sitting too long. I’m in … Continue reading Growing Older on the Autism Spectrum