‘High maintenance’

Posted by: alisrowe, June 26, 2017

This is an article describing why people with ASD (especially girls and women, as they tend to be more sensitive) may be considered and described as being ‘high maintenance’ by their loved ones. Personally, I am not interested in material things and my life is very simple and inexpensive. I don’t go out very often, I don’t really care about how I look, and my interests/needs don’t require me to spend a lot of money. In this sense, I’m very low maintenance. I do of course have ASD however, which means I have “special needs”, and there are lots of other things I do require. In this article, I will talk about a few of them.

Not wanting things rather than wanting things
Sounds, smells and tastes

The chapter ‘Try Feeling This!’ in the book 22 Things a Woman with Asperger’s Syndrome wants her Partner to Know is very interesting. Rudy Simone, the author, describes how an autistic person may not even think they are high maintenance because most of the stuff is about what they don’t want.

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