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The girl behind the mask is small and delicate.
Delicately navigating the day to day
Daylight comes and she settles in
Into the dark recesses of her mind.
Mindful that she looks normal
Normal people don’t know
Know what it’s like to feel like an alien.
Alienated by many for her strangeness
Strangely she cares
Careful not to offend anyone
Does anybody care?
Care to help rather than point?
Pointless to explain.
Explaining is exhausting
Exhaustion sends her deeper
Deep into the dark, safe places in her mind.

Do you know someone with Asperger’s? They are beautiful, creative, very smart people. They have quirky habits and don’t always understand things right away, but they feel very deeply and just need someone to reach out to help and guide them. I was that little girl once. I still am, but with the help of great friends I’ve got the world fooled. They think I’m normal and I am so glad I’m not.

photo: jjroyce @glogster.com

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Living with Asperger’s is never easy.  Stepping out and dealing with new situations is often a daily challenge.  Even when armed with years of learned coping skills that sick feeling in the pit of one’s stomach is ever-present.

Add the challenge of job hunting and interviews is distressing for most – but tenfold when living on the autism scale.
By outward appearances they look normal until they’re in a social situation.

If you are in a position to hire someone, this is a must-read, especially when faced with a quirky prospect.

10 Good Reasons to Hire a Person with Asperger’s

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