The “Shutdown”

One of the most difficult things for McKenna and I to deal with regarding my Asperger’s is the act of “shutting down”. All people have some kind of coping mechanism for stress, whether it’s turning to a material distraction, engaging in some sort of risky behavior, or seeking isolation. Most coping mechanisms aren’t necessarily negativeContinue reading “The “Shutdown””

“I won’t just outgrow this!”

Something that seems to be an unfortunately-common expression towards an Aspie or anyone else on the Spectrum regarding their traits or quirks is, “You’ll/he’ll/she’ll outgrow this”, “Why are you so weird? Normal people don’t do that”, etc. It is a shame that most people assume that someone on the Spectrum like me will eventually stopContinue reading ““I won’t just outgrow this!””