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Adapting to Asperger’s

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Today I want to tell you about a blog called Adapting to Asperger’s. It’s written by a very good friend of mine, who wants to remain anonymous (I asked for her permission before posting this).

Asperger Syndrome is a form of autism. It’s seen as a ‘hidden disability’ – you can’t tell that someone has the condition by looking at them. But the person may react differently in social settings, and may analyse situations in a seemingly odd way.

Most people are diagnosed with Asperger’s in childhood. In this case, however, my friend wasn’t diagnosed until her mid-twenties, after going through university and settling into a professional career. So her blog posts detail how she has been adapting to life following diagnosis.

It’s an interesting read, and it challenges some of the preconceptions I had about the condition. There are also some useful links, which are worth reading, both by those with Asperger’s, and by those who know people with it.

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