Special Interests

Katie Bridges WarriorsOfTheEdge.com “So, what is your special interest?” If you put two or more people together who have Asperger’s syndrome, the question is bound to come up. Translated, it means, “So, what one single thing have you been focusing on all your life?” Not everyone with Asperger’s syndrome will be able to relate to such a question, but when you take the repetitive nature of this unique group, along with their narrow, restricted interests, and mix that together with an intense curiosity or profound devotion to whatever strikes their fancy, a lifelong interest in one particular subject is often the result. Even more amazing, this special interest typically begins at a very early age.   Without a doubt, my focus has been on all things futuristic. Robots are a big deal for me, along with architectural designs of a futuristic nature. I could sit and stare at a drawing of…