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.
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…