Acrostic Poem – Asperger Syndrome

Today is Autism Awareness Day. Asperger Syndrome is on the autism spectrum. TJ has been diagnosed with Asperger’s, and I remain undiagnosed… So I wrote a simple acrostic poem – more a collection of adjectives, really – that describes Asperger Syndrome the way I’ve experienced it, both directly and indirectly:

Astute
Solitary
Profound
Emotional
Resourceful
Gregarious
Exceptional
Responsible

Sensitive
Youthfully curios
Narrowly focused
Detail-oriented
Rigid
Observant
Meticulous
Erudite

If you liked this poem, you can learn more about Asperger Syndrome: What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Christina Gleason (973 Posts)

That’s me: Christina Gleason. I’m a professional copywriter, editor, and blogger. My company is called Phenomenal Content. (Hire me!) I'm a multiply disabled autistic woman doing my best in this world built for abled people. I’m a geek for grammar, fantasy, and select types of gaming, including Twitch Sings and Plants vs Zombies 2. I hate vegetables. I have an intense phone phobia, so I’ll happily conduct business over email or IM instead.


Comments

  1. April is Autism Awareness Month

    We are the targets of embarrassed wrath

    We are a presence in the world around

    Whether you fight us, or you’re just confused

    This diagnosis is love’s oasis and hatred’s crisis

    We live and die as eccentrics, punishing us is useless

    We are uniqueness, we are breadth and depth

    April is Autism Awareness Month

  2. Thank you for sharing that, Jon.

  3. Very powerful Christina. I think that is why I loved acrostic poems when I was teaching. They were great ways to get the kids involved and really do portray a lot in a few simple lines.

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