I started this blog basically as a desire to increase awareness for Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders. When I talk to people about my daughter and mention that she has Asperger Syndrome, more often than not, people get a blank look on their face. They have no clue what I’m talking about. There are also times when I talk to people about it where they will feel the need to give me their sympathy. While I appreciate it, sympathy isn’t exactly necessary. Understanding, however, is much more appreciated.
My daughter was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2006 at the age of eight. It is a long story that will have to be shared over multiple installments. While some people are devastated by these kinds of diagnosis, we were very happy. It meant there was a real reason for the difficulties we’ve had. It wasn’t that my daughter was just being difficult on purpose. It didn’t mean I was a bad parent. It was at that moment that everything changed for the better.
In posts to come, I will share experiences and various thoughts and feelings regarding our journey into Spectrum Life and show that an Autism Spectrum Disorder can be a blessing rather than a “curse”.