Depathologizing Asperger’s / autism ~ it’s a normal and healthy neurological orientation is the second young lady I was talking about that totally blew me away. She also took me to school. She is a walking living encyclopedia. I had never even heard of Asperger’s until I read one of her posts. Thank you young lady. Peace, Marshall

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I’ve been wanting to write this post for a very long time.  The thought struck me sometime in April of this year, shortly after realizing that I was most likely on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum.

At that time, a whole new world was opening its arms and welcoming me.

Suddenly, Asperger’s/autism was not what I thought it was–nothing at all.

Suddenly, my background in neurology, a fellowship program that I had stopped just short of completing, came to my side, as did my genomics (genetics) background.  The two came together to lightning-strike me with a sudden theory: Asperger’s/autism is a normal and healthy neurobiological/neurophysiological variant.

That’s right.  Autism is not a disease.  It’s not some “monster” that “locks us up” in a “cage” (at least, not for many of us).  It doesn’t “steal” us or “distort” who we are.  It doesn’t corrupt us, tangle us, or hover like dark clouds over…

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    Wow, thank you so much for the reblog and your kind words! ❤️❤️ I really appreciate all of it 😊

    Hugs from next door in Texas!
    ~The Silent Wave Blog writer 🌟

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    1. Do not mess with Texas ! I lived in Garland in 1984 and Tyler in 1986 The Texas State Fair is a blast.

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