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About Me

What is Asperger's Syndrome?

Adults with A.S


A great book: explains Asperger's for kids . . .

Albert EinsteinAlan TuringAl GoreAndy KaufmanAndy WarholBill GatesBob DylanCarl JungHans AspergerHenry FordIsaac AsimovIsaac NewtonJane AustenMark TwainMichael JacksonMichael PalinMozart (could be ADHD instead)Nikola TeslaThomas JeffersonVincent Van GoghWoody Allen

Famous People with Aspergers Syndrome

Hello my name is Dave; I am a returning adult student at Palm Beach State College. I have ADHD & Aspergers Syndrome (which is a milder form of Autism). I don't like loud or sudden sounds; I have a difficult time in social situations & it's hard for me to be around a lot of people at once. At a young age I became involved with heavy drug & alcohol abuse. Drugs took away many of the symptoms of A.S. & I was able to "come out of my of shell" and interact with people & the world. I became "the life of the party." (When I was a kid in the 1970's, schools & parents did not know about things like autism, A.D.H.D. & Aspergers.) I do not recommend illicit drug use as a therapy for A.S. My addiction ruined over 34 years of my life; many of the people I drank & drugged with are dead. I started drinking alcohol & smoking pot at age 12; I have done almost any drug you can think of. Near the end of my drug use I just wanted to die. Now I am in Alcoholics Anonymous & as of August 25th, 2009I have been sober for one year. I had tried A.A. 3 previous times in my life. The 3rd attempt was in 2000 when I put together about 1 1/2 years of sobriety. When I quickly went right back to that little kid: quiet, shy, hating being in public or around people and sequestering myself away in my bedroom, I knew something was up. I went to a psychiatrist & found out about my A.D.H.D. & Aspergers (somewhat disconcerting at age 36, but at least I knew why I was the way I am.) I have only a car I am making payments on; no house, no wife or children. I rent a room in someone's house that is also in recovery. Drug abuse takes many things away from people; things like a productive life, hope for the future, spirituality & self-esteem as well as that innate sense of self-worth healthy people have. What I do have are some of the best friends in my life [now] the respect & love of my family, a renewed sense of purpose and the knowledge that I have the ability & tools to change my life. The old adage, "better late than never comes to mind,” which helps sustain me when I feel down about my past.Now I am an education major who cannot decide whether to be an ESE or history teacher. I love history so much but also want to work with and help kids with Autism and Aspergers. I feel great and the future is looking good for the first time in my life. I do not hate being different for the first time in my life and at long, long last I am beginning to become happy.TO BE CON'T :-)

Henry Stills

Dr. Temple Grandin

Sometimes I Feel like, "Scotty, beam me up," when it all becomes too much!

Sometimes I escape inside my own world in my head.

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