black holes and gray matter. in one thousand tangos.

             

"I am not an expert on Asperger’s syndrome. But I am an expert on me, and I have Asperger’s."

Editor’s note: Michael Ryan is an assignment producer who works on the CNN.com homepage.

And attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. And a bit of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Having all three disorders together is not unusual, my doctor says.

Like you, I get angry sometimes. And, like you, I would never think of channeling that emotion into violence. There is no direct connection between violence and autism. None. I don’t break things. I don’t hit my dogs. I keep a small Tupperware container in the house to catch insects so I can transport them safely outside before my cats or wife see them. I don’t disparage hunters, but I could never kill another creature. I just don’t have it in me. For the most part, I am just like you, just a bit quirky. All right, a lot quirky.

I am pedantic. I usually have no expression on my face or in my speech. I cannot look you in the eye. (I’ve learned to look people in the mouth or nose.) I cannot have a conversation of more than a few words with you, but I can lecture you ad nauseam on U.S. atomic bomb tests, the Cleveland Browns, beagles, Japanese society.

When you speak to me and I look away intently, I am parsing your words and running through scenarios based on your request or statement in an effort to understand you. Please bear with me.”

You should probably read this: I Have Asperger’s; I Am Just Like You

/ Show
  1. boxingthestars- reblogged this from kateoplis
  2. youfoundwaldo01 reblogged this from kateoplis
  3. nocturne-serenade reblogged this from kateoplis
  4. brightsideoflifeandtimes reblogged this from kateoplis
  5. woodhues reblogged this from kateoplis
  6. ardsfogo reblogged this from katecummings
  7. foxglove-indicatrix reblogged this from kateoplis
  8. greatmountain529 reblogged this from constasententia
  9. rjgreen83 reblogged this from kateoplis
  10. luisderojo reblogged this from kateoplis and added:
    😳
  11. napalmglow reblogged this from kateoplis
  12. harleykai reblogged this from kateoplis
  13. sailor-theia reblogged this from laughterkey
  14. oersted reblogged this from upholdingthelol
  15. writelowercase reblogged this from laughterkey
  16. dangernautz reblogged this from laughterkey
  17. allunbecomingofme reblogged this from laughterkey
  18. classicsam reblogged this from kateoplis
  19. cobrachick reblogged this from kateoplis
blog comments powered by Disqus
©2011 Kateoplis