The Mirror [Creative Writing on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum]

the silent wave

Some of you who have become familiar with this blog (Thank You! 🙂 ) may have already stumbled upon the fact that music presents an pervasive underlying theme in my life.

Some of you may also be aware of my quirky pastime of co-opting other peoples’ songs and writing my own substituted “lyrics” to them, an eccentricity that dates back about 25 years.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my initial Asperger’s/autism discovery.  A year ago today, I had kicked off my journey by taking my very first online questionnaire. Although the online screenings are merely screening tools, the Asperger’s/Autism Quotient test is incredibly research supported, such that 86% of those scoring between 26 and 31 on a scale of 50 would be diagnose-able as Aspergian/autistic, and the odds were even higher the higher the score.

My first score was 43.

Not surprisingly, my jaw dropped.

Today, I’ve come full…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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