November 18th, 2007

haneul bl

A Hello and a some Questions

Hey everyone! I'll just start right out with some history.

My sister was diagnosed with Asperger's about 5 or 6 years ago. It was all pretty good until about a year ago. But when she was in 6th grade, she got frustrated about something and threw her chair off the table. I guess that was why my mom went to go see if, you know, there was something different about her. I think that's how we found out.

Anyway, that was the only incident/major problem until about a year or so ago. She's always been sensitive. I remember once she told me she cried because she couldn't sleep because the crickets outside were too loud.

I guess the major things started with the computer. We would randomly hear banging and pounding coming from her room. And when she was in her room, she was usually on the computer. Like, maybe the internet was really slow. She'd bang her desk. And she runs around the house. She kinda whispers to herself sometimes, too. And she seems extremely self-centered. And she used to hit herself, but I don't think she does that anymore.

Now, I don't wanna offend anyone here because I know there's nothing she can do about it, it's just the way she is. It just gets so frustrating sometimes. My biggest peeve about it is that it's like she doesn't even comprehend that there are other people in the world. Like, most of my family wakes up pretty early. She's kinda anal about 'getting enough sleep', even though I know she gets plenty of sleep every night. She whines about how everyone is so loud in the morning, like she expects us to stunt our own lives because she wants to get more sleep that she doesn't really need. I mean, fine, she's the way she is, I think I can deal with that. It only bugs me when it imposes onto me, and everyone else.

She runs around the house, like I said. We live with our grandparents now, and I'm kinda worried that she might be running around the house sometime, not paying attention, and run into my grandma and break her hip. And my grandparents probably aren't the most understanding people. I mean, they want the best for us, but they just...don't get a lot of things. I don't know if they fully understand her situation. I don't think they even know she has a situation. And to be quite honest, I don't think I fully understand it either. I haven't researched it much. All I know is that it's basically a high-functioning autism and there are just filters in her brain that aren't like the rest of us. Tell me if I'm wrong about that. I'd like to know more, so I can deal with this better. I think way deep down, I'd just rather get rid of it, even though I know I can't, because I don't wanna have to deal with it.

Anyway. That's my rant. Hope I didn't offend anyone. I'd appreciate any info and help. Thanks. :)