Aspergers Is Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

A lot of us feel this way – and it’s good to focus on the positives.

Confidence with ASD

When I was first diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, I felt embarrassed. Why?

It was pretty straight forward at the time; I wanted to be told there was nothing wrong with me. We all do. Whenever we go to a doctor for anything we want to hear nothing but good news. It was the same when I was having trouble in school, being bullied for acting ‘weird’ in the playground and unable to act ‘socially appropriate’. To have a label for something was admitting that I had something to be ashamed about in my brain.

Something I couldn’t change. And the name of that something was Aspergers.

I used to love watching South Park for it’s cleverly crafted humour on current events. One episode was titled “Ass Burgers” and talked namely about the learning disability that has received that joke on more than one occasion. I remember when the character of…

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