Now I know why…

the silent wave

It’s been almost 6 weeks since I began to I wander through the half-battlefield/half-enchanted-forest that, for me, is my recent Asperger’s/autism realization.  During this time, I’ve been proverbially soaked by a torrential wave of “a-ha!” moments during which the answers to lifelong burning questions “clicked” into place so perfectly and completely that it was almost audible.  For about a week (when the research and its new insight was the most intense), I began a disproportionate percentage of my sentences with “so that’s why I….!”

Everything became clearer, more logical.  Everything made sense.  Everything could be explained.

Everything that set me apart from the rest of the world could be bundled together under one concept (autism), neatly wrapped up in a little proverbial package, with a ribbon and everything.

It was almost too neat.

I began to feel the early pangs of self-doubt.  The explanation was almost too simple, and everything…

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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 Feel free to contact me.


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