I Don’t Look Autistic

I remember many years ago hearing about someone who had “walking pneumonia” which, like it sounds, often goes unnoticed and undiagnosed. Asperger’s Syndrome or “high functioning autism” has the same tendency, especially in females, where it manifests itself differently from its expression in males.

As a fifty-year-old woman who has just discovered she is autistic, I am a fine example of one who has been walking around in my own quirky world–for decades–ignorant of my own brain differences. I don’t look autistic, which is probably one reason I couldn’t even see it in myself!

This blog is about Asperger’s as “walking autism” and it’s also about my process of walking out autism day to day. Think of “walking” as both an adjective and a verb.

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