My name is Mike. I am the father of Keith, a 36-year-old intelligent man, who was diagnosed at age 10, with Aspergers Syndrome and who lives with me. You will see some content here written by him.
Today, people prefer to say that he is diagnosed as ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, but I don’t won’t get hung up on semantics and the emotional issues around labels in the autism world. It’s been a long and challenging road, getting him through school, helping him resolve personal relationship issues, attempting to make him employable and teaching him to try and control his anger so as not to have a melt-down, which is one of the typical episodes present in ASD adults and of course children.
WHY I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE
Most autism websites relate to children on the spectrum and are often about what government and bureaucratic procedures one must follow in order to get grants, schooling, assistance very specifically in some of the larger Western world countries. Such as the USA, UK and Australia.
Not many recognise the lack of awareness of adult autism and furthermore, many adults are not even aware that they may be on the spectrum. There are estimated to be thousands of ASD adults or HFA adults who are not diagnosed or not aware of why they struggle with certain things.
My son and I are living in a developing country where very little even primitive state or private resources exist. I am sure there are many others, like him, in a similar situation. Those of us in the developing world often struggle to get basic support. Awareness in our kind of world is nothing like in those countries and I hope this site will help change that.
The purpose of this site is to help adults with autism, to increase awareness, especially in those developing countries where this is lacking and to offer hope to those struggling. There really is a light at the end of the tunnel. This site is dedicated to helping AS adults (adults with autism or on the Autism Spectrum, to be more correct), cope with a world that is generally not very Autism-friendly.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
Anybody wishing to contribute and relevant articles here, are welcome. Drop me a note in the comments section.
All the best,