Astrophysicist on the Autism Spectrum. Dr. Hugh Ross' life with Asperger’s Syndrome

Astrophysicist on the Autism Spectrum. Dr. Hugh Ross' life with Asperger’s Syndrome

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  1. My 2nd husband was high functioning, but not a genius or savant… I have to say I had no idea what was wrong… it was a very lonely & frustrating 26 years. Only after he died (alzheimers), did my daughter & realized he was on the spectrum. He, his family, children, few friends, never realized or perhaps not noticed.
    It was a horrible 26 years.
    He was a corporate purchasing agent, but good with building trades, auto mechanics too… like it was intuitive as he had little training in those skills.
    He had no close friends. Just me.

  2. I was 56 when I found out I was an Aspie. It was the best news I ever received because it explained a lot. Growing up, I didn't feel stupid but I thought I must be. I couldn't do math and reading was laborious to the point I had no retention. Turns out I was dyslexic.
    I had trouble staying focused and was told I was hyperactive. But what I really had was ADD out of autism and only found that out at 56.
    Looking back, there were only two things I excelled at, and those at nearly a savant level…music and writing.
    It's hard to accept that I have Asperger's. I believe God gifted me with music and creativity to serve Him. I've been called a prophetic psalmist…I don't know. I am what I am. Maybe the downside of Asperger's is because we live in a fallen world.

  3. What he said about worrying about saying the wrong thing is true. Also about affinity to animals and young children, relating to them emotionally I mean.

    With everyone else it's like there's all these rules you have to go by. It's like they have this language that I don't have. They understand these things that I don't understand. That's how it feels living with neurotypicals. But most of the world is like that, so you just live with it. I've learned to interact pretty smoothly, but I think I don't always have the same exact feelings that a neurotypical would have about situations.

  4. As a pediatric nurse, I saw many Asperger's patients. Unfortunately most I encountered were not very intelligent and tended to get needless injuries from poor judgment. It's inspiring to hear someone on the spectrum have great success. Hiwever, the public needs to know that most have learning disabilities and often ADHD and need lots of support and guidance from responsible adults for the rest of their lives.

  5. People really need to change their perspective on children and humans on the spectrum. I teach that all children and humans on the spectrum are spiritually gifted and innate geniuses. This is truth. A Godless State school system is not going to teach these truths. God given special gifts are far from a disability….. people really need to shift their perspective.