You think it would be really fun to have sex with me.Because, I think you can tell from my posts, I'll do anything.So I’ve spent my life teaching myself the rules for what to do in each social situation. Surround yourself with people who can effectively guide you through rules. And me, the aspiring professional beach volleyball player. He was on the phones, picking up orders, and I'd stand in the British Pound pit, flashing hand signals to him to tell him what was bid and offer. He would not go down on me, so I started writing obsessively about his not going down on me. But then he saw that I don't know left and right, really, and my math skills end, largely, at third grade, and I am an idiot savant when it comes to memorizing statistics about Gen Y tendencies at work. And he has learned that the only way to get me uncurled is to talk to me. He says what he's doing with his hands, what he is feeling, what we will do, what I have done, he tries to stick to facts. And he does not expect me to move or speak, until I've heard enough verbal cues to get back in the game.
In the years between twelve and nineteen, I had taught myself a lot — forcing myself to go out and read faces as you would a foreign script, learning to figure out certain movements and postures.
But it did not come naturally to me, as it does for most people.
Once cannot have it both ways, and while no Aspie owes an explanation to the world, understanding the diagnosis and what it means while being a woman can cause a tremendous shift in daily functioning and in world-view.
When this happens, it can be impossible not to acknowledge.
This blog has been viewed almost 350,000 times since I initially wrote it and was the inspiration for my second book, released August 29th, 2015, Foreword by Dr. This book is available at Amazon, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and other fine book stores.
Tania is available for fee-based in-person or Skype remote assessments, consultations, problem solving sessions, intervention and support. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. In the few short years since receiving my diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome at age twenty, I have grown more and more active in writing and speaking about being a female on the Autistic Spectrum.Imagine every time you spend time with others, or even leave the house, you do something odd or "wrong," and people assume you're doing these things for very different reasons from what is true.To try and avoid the negative attention, you spend every ounce of energy you have doing constant improvisational acting.“I have to tell you something about myself, something important,” I said to my boyfriend. I could have pursued it, could have explained how difficult school had been: how I’d gone to see lots of educational psychologists before finally being sent down to London to see Francesca Happe, a specialist in autism, who — after one hour of tests, which seemed like games at the time — diagnosed me with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, a form of autism.