Asperger’s Syndrome: My Story

A little known fact about me is that I suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome, to give a brief insight into the condition then I’ve taken this extract from the website from the National Autistic Society.

People with Asperger syndrome see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you have Asperger syndrome, you have it for life – it is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured’. Often people feel that Asperger syndrome is a fundamental aspect of their identity.

Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some people with Asperger syndrome also have mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels and types of support.

People with Asperger syndrome are of average or above average intelligence. They do not usually have the learning disabilities that many autistic people have, but they may have specific learning difficulties. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language”.

A few months ago I was contacted to by Autism Together and asked weather or not I’d be willing to take part in a documentary they were working on, highlighting the fundamental pros and cones that young people suffering with Asperger’s syndrome where experiencing and what dreams they wanted to make reality.

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On October 19th me and mum drove down to my former WeBS site of Port Sunlight River Park, Wirral to shoot my first ever part in a documentary. The weather wasn’t on our side but it was a great opportunity to uniqueness in that along the banks of the upper half of the Mersey Estuary, it’s an oasis within a concreate jungle.

That’s all I’ll say for now and when the documentary is released then I shall add it to the latest post at that point in time. In the mean time however then if you haven’t already seen what must be the documentary of the year, then take a look at fellow Asperger’s sufferer Chris Packham’s program for the BBC called “Chris Packham: Asperger’s & Me” on this link.

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