I was pursuing an MA in Music Therapy until I October 2008. See here for more details.
I have recently been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (October 2007); which, as you may know, is on the autistic spectrum. This diagnosis has done much to explain confusing, disturbing, and traumatic events in my past, and present; as well as given me a new interest and better ideas for how to deal with life. It has also done much to connect me to other people online, and those in person. Long live autistic adults!!!
I enjoy drawing, writing, reading and making music. I am an avid M*A*S*H (the tv show) fan; I own 9 of the 11 seasons on DVD, and my claim to fame could be that I have seen every single episode. I also love Batman.
Someday, after graduation, I hope to be able to do work with those on the autistic spectrum; hopefully creating a stable enough environment for them with lots of creative ways of dealing with life in order that they will succeed in life with happiness, poise and confidence. I feel that I am especially fit for working with this population, since I am part of the population, and I understand how it feels to grow up with no one truly understanding you. I also know firsthand the difficulties that come from being on spectrum, and I think that it’s possible that I may be able to spot problems in these children before others do.
As aspies on the internet, we are no longer alone and cut off from everyone else. Here is our equal ground. Here us roar. 🙂