About 序言

I was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) after my son received his diagnosis. This is a common story: the parent who’s always been a little odd, but never really understood why until their child was diagnosed. I spent most of my life just trying to be “normal”, and not understanding why it was so difficult for me. Why did it feel like I had to try so hard and change so much just be “mature” or “acceptable”?

When I finally learned I had ASD, it felt like I finally had an explanation as to why things were so difficult and why I felt so different. I am different, and that is beautiful, but I’ve also learned to hide and put on a mask, because my movements, the way I think, and the way I learn have all been seen as wrong and weird. My son is helping me learn all the beautiful things about myself and other ASD people.

I called this site “Unmasked Beauty”, because I wanted to share the wonderful beautiful world of Autism without the mask and filter that so many of us use every day.

我兒子被確診後被診斷出患有ASD(自閉症譜系障礙)。這是一個普通的故事:父親或母親總是有點奇怪,但直到他被診斷出患有ASD時,才真正理解為什麽。我一生中的大部分時間只是在試圖成為【正常人】,而不是理解為什麽這對我來説如此困難。為什麽感覺我不得不努力並做出如此大的改變才能變得”成熟”或“可以接受”?

儅我終於得知自己患有ASD,感覺好像我終於對為什麽事情如此困難以及為什麽我感到如此與衆不同有了一個解釋。我與衆不同,很美,但是我學會了隱藏起來並戴上口罩(或假裝在被人面前),因為我的動作,思考方式和學習方式都被認為是錯誤和怪異的。我的兒子正在幫助我學習有關自己和其他自閉症人的所有美好事物。

我將設個網站命名為【面具背後的美麗】,是因為我想分享自閉症的美好而美麗的世界,而沒有我們經常用來躲避世界的面具。

 

Inspiration Quotes 勵志名言

It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential. 似乎對於科學和藝術的成功,一定程度的自閉症是必不可少的。

Hans Asperger

If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism. 如果您遇到一個自閉症人,那麽您遇到了一個自閉症人。

Stephen M Shore

Autistics are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg. 自閉症人是終極的方形釘,將方形釘敲入圓孔的問題並不在於錘擊有效。那是你在破壞釘子。(從本質上講,强迫自閉症人【正常】會摧毀他們。)

Paul Collins

Find information about ASD and my own experiences here… 在這裡找到有關ASD和我自己的經歷的信息…