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The Island of Misfit Toys

December 5, 2012

I stumbled upon an interesting blog “Musings of an Aspie.” In part, the author says:

“The Island of Misfit Toys is like aspie heaven–a place where no one measures up to conventional expectations and you’re not even allowed to stay if you might be the least bit “normal.” A place where it’s okay to be a bird that swims or a cowboy who rides an ostrich…..

… we aspies live in a world filled with norms and expectations that we often don’t understand or that we find ridiculous. A world that isn’t going to conform to our standards. So the question becomes: move to the island of misfit toys or give up swimming and learn to fly like the other birds?

Much of the self-help information out there for adults on the spectrum is focused on learning to fly in formation. Learning to assimilate, to pass, to appear less autistic.” [To read the full article, click http://musingsofanaspie.com/2012/12/02/the-island-of-misfit-toys/]

A docu on the aspies is one of my other dream…

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