Asperger’s Experiences & Personal Growth: Stephen’s Evolution

Asperger's, my special interests, and their importance

July 25, 2023 Stephen McHugh Episode 12
Asperger’s Experiences & Personal Growth: Stephen’s Evolution
Asperger's, my special interests, and their importance
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Here, in this episode, I briefly talk about my experiences with living with Aspergers, before moving on to some of my special interests, and their importance to me in terms of my evolution with the condition. My interests are listed below, and have played important roles for me. These include in terms of  problem solving skills, de-stressing, pattern and shape recognition, improving my language and general understanding. 


5:52 - 6:48 (Section on global warming, which I see as a sensitive subject, as there appear to be increased extreme weather events these days). It is during this section where I mention that I like to be more environmentally friendly, and hope to encourage others to do the same. 


Weather and Astronomy 3:12 - 9:50


Piano and Music 9:52 - 13:40


Maths and Computer Curiosity 13:43 - 18:07


Unleashing Creativity through Writing and Photography 18:09 - 21:00


Through creative means, I have improved my language skills, leading to newer interests. These have allowed me to create worlds of my own through writing, based on my long term interests and life experiences, aiming to help others.  On top of that, recording colour and shape variety through photography has allowed me to appreciate the autistic spectrum more, including range of abilities and challenges. 


Another thing I refer to is trying to find a balance between the amount of time doing a special interest and other important things, such as social skills development. 




Thanks for listening. You can find me on my website stephensevolution.com, or on twitter here. You can sign up to receive news of new episodes when they're released here.


Artwork produced by Elena Designe
Music composed by Nela Ruiz

Weather and Astronomy
Section on Global Warming: Maybe a Sensitive Subject
Piano and Music
Maths and Computer Curiosity
Unleashing Creativity through Writing and Photography