由于经历了两者的ASD诊断过程 L 和 O, I have begun to realise things about my younger self. Speaking with O的心理学家，我已经变得更加了解自己十几岁时的感受。
And it is all making sense now - how I used to think, how awkward I felt, how little I understood about others behaviour 和 language, how badly I wanted to fit in....
When I said to O's psychologist that I had a hunch that perhaps I was on the spectrum, her reply was "I 能够 spot an Aspie 什么时候 I see one!"
Knowing what I know now, would have been incredibly useful as a teenager 和 if I was able to write a letter 和 send it back in time to my teenage self to help that person get through life, this would be it......
与阿斯伯格斯一起度过少年 is hard 和 unfortunately it will get harder but it will be all work out in the end.
You think differently 和 there is nothing wrong with that. Others say that you are weird but you're not. You're just different 和 that is okay.
Different is good 和 do not let anyone tell you otherwise.
Don't try to fit in, just be yourself. There are people who like you for who you are. Chances are, they are also struggling to fit in 和 trying to find their way in the world.
As much as words hurt, please try not to let their words get to you. Let the words roll off your back like water rolling off a ducks feathers. This in itself is a skill to be learnt 和 it just takes practice.
Your anxiety, while not normal, is typically common in individuals with Aspergers. And guess what, others around you also suffer from anxiety, they're just better 在 hiding it. Ask for help, let people around know that you are struggling. You will get through it, but trust me it is easier 什么时候 you have others helping you. Put aside your pride 和 ask for help, you will feel much better in the long run. The mask 变得很难维护。
You struggle to understand social situations, emotional 和 non-verbal cues 和 that is also common with Aspergers. Look it up in the library 和 read as much as you 能够 about Aspergers, you'd be surprised just how much there is to learn.
Yes some of the anxiety 和 the struggles you are experiencing are simply part of being a typical teenager, but most of it is being an Aspie. But in saying that, this isn't an excuse 和 you will need to learn how to cope 和 manage.
Keep in contact with those who are accepting of who you are 和 understand you. Their support is vital to your emotional well being. Seek out like minded people 和 form your own pose.
There are others like you - Temple Grandin is one. The classical musicians 和 the scientists who you admire are all thought to have Aspergers. These people did great things in this world. You too 能够 和 will do great things. Be proud of your achievements.
When you are older 和 have children, you will have an advantage as you will understand what they are going through 和 you will be able to assist them to understand the world around them. Long time family friends will tell you just how alike you 和 your daughter are 和 it all starts to make sense.
But you turn out fine, so please stop worrying so much, relax 和 enjoy the ride.