Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome Setting & Symbolism

Liane Holliday Willey
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Asperger's Syndrome

This is a mild form of autism that creates emotional impairments and sensory and motor challenges.

Autism

This is a developmental disorder that affects people's communicative and emotional capacities.

Willey's High School

Willey had a good time in high school where she felt like she fit in.

College

This is a learning institution where Willey had a difficult time without her support group.

The University of Houston

After getting her MA, Willey taught at this institution for higher learning for a brief time.

Asperger's Diagnosis

Willey's daughter underwent several days of testing to determine whether she had Asperger's Syndrome.

Social Impairments

Willey has great difficulty empathizing with others, rarely needs the attention of others, and takes what others say too literally.

Routines and Anger

'Aspies' live unusually structured lives and can become very anger when they are interrupted or when they face sensory overload.

Sensory Overload

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