Living with any form of Autism Spectrum Disorder is not always an easy thing. Like with anything medical, you have good days and bad days. Over time, you learn to manage it, and deal with your most pressing symptoms, but your ASD will always be something you just have to live with.
I myself live with Asperger’s Syndrome and have been doing so officially for over a year. The past year since my diagnosis has been perhaps one of the best of my life. I feel lighter and happier than I have in a long time, I’ve met so many amazing people that I never would have met had I not been diagnosed, and I’ve discovered so much about myself and what I am capable of.
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Date: September 23rd, 2015
Where: IAC Centre at 45 Maple Ave in Barrie
Cost: Free of charge
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by Matthew Lemay
I was almost exactly a month away from my eighteenth birthday when I received a diagnosis that I never expected: Asperger’s Syndrome.
It was an accepted fact amongst my family and the rest of my inner circle that I had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD. After all, I had all of the classic signs: from my distaste for sudden change, to my incessant habit of collecting everything that interests me, to my compulsive need to write lists. If there were a list that doctor’s used in diagnosing someone with OCD, I’d have checked off every box. In fact, I’m pretty sure that, even today, I still would.
“The Spectrum Perspective” is a new addition to the blog and will feature writers that have an ASD who will provide their perspective on a wide variety of topics. The first entry is by one of our members – Matthew Lemay! This intelligent young man discusses “Dealing with a Late Diagnosis”.
If you are interested in being a guest blogger, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to congratulate all of the Ottawa Transition to Life graduates for a job well done. What a successful course! Thank you as well to Paulette, Erin and Maureen for supporting each of the participants.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Animals Inside Out exhibit at the Museum of Nature. We also checked out the Minerals Exhibit while we were there. Both exhibits were very interesting and as always we had a great time hanging out together!