This week’s edition of Autistically Speaking features Nicole, aka “Nikki.” I run the webcomic “AuTalkz”, and I have Asperger’s Syndrome. When I would get overwhelmed (overstimulated), I would have a panic attack. I didn’t know how to deal with it, so I just started doodling. In eighth grade, drawing my favorite Dragon Ball and Digimon characters became a way for me
Though it’s easy to get caught up in the negative, with a little humor Nikki J. reminds us to look for the good in life, and stay resilient. Gabriela LemosGabriela Lemos was born in Porto Alegre, Brasil, and was raised in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently a student at UTSA, graduating in December 2014 with a Bachelor degree in English.
When I recently attended the Autism Conference in Victoria, TX, I gave some advice as to what Asperger’s should be treated like; “Don’t think of autism as a heavy weight, think of it as a pair of wings.”, and everyone in the room was amazed by the analogy. To describe it, Asperger’s is like a pair of wings because many
My name is Samuel Allen, and I have Asperger’s Syndrome. For starters, I feel different in many ways, but truthfully, there is no such thing as normal. I feel that I’m not able to relate to fellow peers sometimes and at times, it can be hard to socialize, but to every down, there’s an up. I’m very proficient in science and