(My) Asperger’s / autism and clumsiness

the silent wave

I’m currently reading Tony Attwood’s book called „The Complete Guide To Asperger’s Syndrome“ and I must say, despite its age (10 years now) and some of the semi-bothersome pathology-based terminology (the book is person-first, while I prefer identity-first), it’s a really decent book overall. As in, pretty excellent, actually.

Tony was ahead of his time, talking about Asperger’s/autism in a rather neutral light, while everyone else in the professional community was still Hooked On Pathologics.

In his book, he mentions clumsiness as a trait of Asperger’s. I don’t recall the current diagnostic criteria for the autism spectrum mentioning that, but it almost should, given the fact that I, like so many others, slam-dunk the criteria–and we also report being uncoordinated.

Here’s a typical day for me…

Trip over cat. Dammit Vanessa, you’re gonna kill us both!

Drop keys and SoBe water bottle. Thank goodness for the cap, tightly screwed on.

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