Life of an Aspie: Looking into Everyday Life of Aspergers Syndrome by Kerrin Maclean

Life of an Aspie: Looking into Everyday Life of Aspergers Syndrome

byKerrin Maclean

Kobo ebook | July 21, 2016

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EVERDAY LIFE OF AN ASPIE is a comprehensive guide and tour to what Asperger’s syndrome is all about. Little or inaccurate information exists about this psychological disorder. Kerrin, an educated and well-read young woman with this disorder who is well known on You-tube and Facebook for her passion in enlightening people about Asperger’s syndrome, finally puts her vast knowledge and experience into paper. She writes about the disorder and relates her own life experiences, for the readers to know what Asperger’s syndrome patients, whom she calls ‘Aspies’ go through every day. 

The first chapter (World of difference) talks about the erroneous beliefs, misconceptions, wrong assumptions, and myths about those in the Autism spectrum. Several of these things are actually wrong.  It talks about how these assumptions are false and what exactly are true.  Although wired differently, they are just as human as those not in the spectrum.

The second chapter (Living with Asperger’s syndrome) is a detailed description of the frequent occurrences and conditions in Aspies. They include meltdowns, depressions, communication breakdowns, stimming, sensory overloads, hypersensitivity and a host of others. This chapter relates how they happen, their causes, and advices to both Aspies and non-Aspies on what to do when they happen.

‘Aspergers syndrome and mixed-feelings’ is about the wavy, unpredictable, dramatic and inconsistent feelings and expressions of a typical Aspie. This brings a lot of insults, ridicules and verbal attacks on them. The feelings and corresponding actions are not intended, but they happen any way due to lot of reasons which are drafted in this chapter. Tips and advices concerning this are drafted here.

The fourth chapter (Asperger’s Syndrome: Depression with Anxiety), focuses aggressively on depression and anxiety which is believed to be the two most fearsome monsters constantly battled by Aspies. The signs and types of Anxiety Aspies go through and coping mechanisms that can be adopted, the panic attacks and several panic disorders are also discussed. Several treatments and therapies to them all are provided.

 

In the fifth Chapter (Isolation: A deep and dark place), deals with the fact that Aspies most times isolate themselves. With the instability of emotions, being easily misunderstood, meltdowns from sensory overload, hurtful castigations, inability to correctly express themselves without causing a scene, they end up having no better option than Isolation. This of course, has its pros and cons which is carefully listed.

(My Life’s story with Aspergers syndrome) is about the bitter experiences of the writer as an Aspie. She talks about derogatory labels in her schools, stigmatization from Jobs, and the ups and downs of her love-life as a young lady with Asperger’s syndrome. She offers useful advices to victims of bullying and violations, and also to those intending to date with a female Aspie.

The last chapter (More about Aspies) is about the problems Aspies encounter in friendship and socialising, Shape-shifting however, is needed for them to overcome this, and it has its on good and bad aspects. Aspies can either be introverted or extroverted, and each has its own strength. Support for people with this condition should start from the parents at home to the community at large, but the support is actually not enough.

Being an Aspie is not a curse, neither is it a tragedy. Aspies are unique, talented, resourceful and special group of people. They should not be stigmatized and seen as abnormal. Rather, they should be accepted, loved and allowed into the society at large, supported and reached out to. More researches should be done on how to help victims of this disorder

This book provides a lot of information about what life is for those with this condition, which cannot be provided by those that are not in the shoes. It would be of great help to medical experts to learn more about this disorder with its right diagnosis. Also, for the public to have a better awareness and understanding about it and for them to know how to love, treat, support, and show care to those with it.

Title:Life of an Aspie: Looking into Everyday Life of Aspergers SyndromeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 21, 2016Publisher:Kerrin MacleanLanguage:English

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