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I looked at the world and the world looked back at me for 50 years.

posted 20 Jan 2015, 11:39 by Valerie Carlin   [ updated 20 Jan 2015, 11:40 by Jan Szafranski ]

 Then I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and suddenly everything changed”.

“I looked at the world and the world looked at me for 50 years. Then I was diagnosed withAsperger’s. Getting the diagnosis had a profound effect. Over the following weeks, a thousand shards seemed to rush together to form a single mirror. I could see myself at last. There were no distortions, no ‘missing pieces’. So I could stop searching for them.

If you’ve ever beaten yourself up about your ‘failings’ you might begin to comprehend the sense of relief. After a lifetime seeking that elusive ease that other people seem born with, I suddenly realized that they were born with it, and I was not.