Asperger Syndrome & Autism

I've been trying to think of a way to explain what Asperger Syndrome (AS) & Autism are without copying anyone else, so I decided to just type how I'm affected by each symptom (AS & Autism affect all 5 senses, social & communication skills and other stuff). Hopefully, this will give you an idea of what AS is.

Sounds that hurt my ears:

Balloons Being Popped

Cars at the race track

The dog barking

The school fire alarm

The smoke alarm and other high pitched noises

Any loud, sudden noises

Things I Don't Like To See:

Bright Lights

Shadows Of Certain Stuff (Magnified by light)

Silly String

Feelings that hurt and/or are uncomfortable:

Anything Sticky Or Messy

Bee Stings

Being snapped with a rubber band


Static Shocks

Taste And Things That Make Me Gag:

Those rubber gloves they use at the Dentist

The X Ray film you have to bite down on at the Dentist

I can also taste the difference in different brands of certain foods

Social & Communication:

Eye Contact ~ I never knew that people were supposed to make eye contact with each other when having a casual conversation. In high school, I was told about it when the social worker asked me why I never did. I always thought eye contact was only for giving a speech or a business conversation. I still don't make eye contact, cuz I'm not comfortable looking at someones eyes (unless I'm looking at a picture). I can't read people's eyes, even if I did make eye contact during a conversation.

My Brain Doesn't Process Information The Same Way (Or As Fast) As Most People

My brain cannot process more than one thing at a time. Sometimes when I'm trying to have a conversation with someone, there are other noises around me (other people talking, dog barking and/or children talking or yelling, etc.). Even though the other person tells me they can still hear me, I get VERY confused (cuz all the noises blend together) and have a hard time communicating what I'm trying to say. I also get VERY frustrated when this happens.

I don't recognize people by their face unless I know and/or see them a lot. Hair is usually the first thing I notice, so if someone does something different (like a hair cut or perm) it takes me longer to recognize them.

Motor Skills

I'm very clumsy sometimes


Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a milder high functioning form of Autism


I'll type more symptoms (and how I'm affected by them) as I think of them.


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