For this post, I’m not really going to talk about myself much. In fact, I’m not going to talk about myself at all (save for this opening statement). I’m going to speak a little bit about people in general, and maybe offer a little bit of advice to people with Aspergers or any parents of people with Aspergers.
Here’s my advice to those with Aspergers. If you’re struggling to connect with anyone or you’re finding that life is hard in general- believe me, it’s not. I know Aspergers/Autism affects various people differently so I can’t speak for everyone. One common known thing though is Social Anxiety. Some people struggle to get out their words. And what I can tell you is that it’s not as difficult as it seems. It doesn’t matter what age you are, a new friendship always starts with a simple ‘hello’. Remember that Social Anxiety isn’t just limited to people with disorders. It’s a common problem for a few people, but everything is overcome. Find someone with your shared interests and then you’ll easily hit it off. But i’m going to remind you once more that it isn’t as hard as it seems.
And now I’m going to give you advice on your behaviour. I know it’s unpredictable but just think of who is around you. Some days you can be sad, some you can be happy and some days you can be downright angry at the world. That’s why families exist (Well that, and their undying love for their family). If you’re giving your parents a hard time, just remember that they are trying their best to make sure you are happy. Don’t be hard on them, they aren’t doing anything wrong. If anything, they are heroes for being able to handle someone with mixed emotions (hint: this is usually just a teenage thing).
If I had to give the parents some advice, my advice would be time. If your child has Aspergers/Autism then just have patience with them. The best thing you can do is wait. It’s not easy having Aspergers. It seems like one of the hardest things in the world to deal with, but it really isn’t. You guys are absolute heroes for dealing with this. They may not say it, but secretly they know you’re just trying to help and if anything I respect you for it.