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Your Other Left: Spatial problems in autism

 “You need to make a left at this corner. No—your other left” ~ Mr. Aspie Writer   It doesn’t happen every once in a while; it happens all the time. Whenever I am asked for direction (I am great at giving directions because I remember street names) I stumble over …

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A Voice in a Fake World; Asperger’s on the Inside–Social Frustration

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… A Voice in a Fake World; Asperger’s on the Inside A simple invite to a coffee shop can be an overwhelming experience for an Aspie, those of us with Asperger’s Syndrome. The coffee machine frothing, customers placing orders, the door …

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Aspies do not lack empathy; we crave it.

Asperger’s and Empathy: Why do you people believe we lack empathy? I’ve been thinking about the common misconception that those with Asperger’s Syndrome do not have empathy; that we cannot be empathetic.  It drives me crazy when I hear that those on the autism spectrum lack empathy because it simply …

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Why you should never ask an Aspie, "How are you doing today?"

I don’t know if my issue with this question is related to social expectations and my reaction to making these social blunders, or if I can’t get past my literal-mindedness and need to provide answers to questions. But–if you want to stop me dead in my tracks, just ask, “How …

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Lifting the Cloud of Loneliness: Anger and Writing

Writing Helps Lift the Clouds How my anger has helped… I’ve noticed that I have a limited range of intense emotions. An over-simplification would be to stay that I feel happy, sad, or angry. Anger is usually my ruling emotion. What I believe is happening, is that life’s complex emotions …

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What does "take the rag off the bush" mean?

Idiom Idiocy: What does “take the rag off the bush” mean? This idiom takes the rag off the bush!       I must admit this is a new one for me.  I never heard this phrase before.  I’ve been thinking about it this morning and without research I cannot even begin …

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Learning American Idioms

Don’t Tell me the sky is the limit when we have left footprints on the moon! American Idioms Drive Me up the Hall What is an idiom? English is a very hard language to learn. This is why so many parents teach their little children English (or 小さい 子供 英語) …

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