Saying you “have” something implies that it’s temporary and undesirable. Asperger’s isn’t like that. You’ve been Aspergian as long as you can remember, and you’ll be that way all your life. It’s a way of being, not a disease.
Of certain characteristics, qualities and behaviors.
Lumps people together (even though they’re all unique). Worse . . . it labels.
Autism Spectrum DISORDER
For (the many) ignorant even . . . Asperger’s DISEASE
Lead to negative perceptions.
These medical terms go hand in hand with “cure”.
And of course “cure” implies sickness – illness – something to be rid off!
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
Asperger’s is a different way of viewing the world.
A differently wired brain.
DIFFERENT . . . Not better . . . Not worse . . . DIFFERENT.
And let’s be honest if we lived in a world where eye contact, gossip and a need to follow fashion were not so prevalent, a lot
of the so-called ‘problems’ of Asperger’s would disappear overnight.