All is Mere is a fictional account of a world where most of an American generation developed Autism Spectrum Disorders. The reasons and ramifications are slowly explained throughout in the story, so don’t worry if it seems a bit confusing at first since it should make sense by the end (if it doesn’t, please leave a comment). The story is told from the perspective of a high school sophomore who, like most people he knows in his age group, has some form of high-functioning ASD. There are forty entries in his classroom journal, and this blog, covering the entire school year.
Disclaimers: No person with Asperger’s or any other type of Autism Spectrum Disorder is the same, so none of the characters in this story are or are intended to be perfect representations of the conditions. Since this is hosted on a free blog, the story may be changed whenever the author feels like it should be (this introduction, for example, has been changed approximately fifty times and will probably changed another hundred). The distribution of people along the autism spectrum in the story is made up and does not reflect the distribution in the real world; the story has a 1 to 4 ratio between lower functioning and higher functioning/Aspergers while the real world is much more towards the more severe end.
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Dedicated to those who had to listen to my rants, as a high school sophomore or otherwise. I am so sorry.
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