I’m at a sort of turning point in my life for the time being; where I finally really take ownership of asperger’s syndrome*. Like say “I have Asperger’s Syndrome” to my family, for example (so far the only example).
It may be a surprise that it is even a turning point. It is several years ago since I discovered aspergers syndrome and I have spent probably thousands of hours researching, watching videos and interacting online in relation to aspects of it, immersed in a sense-making process akin to what Cynthia outlines in her series “I Think I Might Be Autistic“*:
THE SENSEMAKING PROCESS
- Shift in identity – identification as aspie/autistic
- Retrospection – looking back at key life events in the context of this new identity
- Building narrative accounts – retelling the story of your life in light of AS/autism
- Sharing your narratives – strengthening and preserving your…
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