Imagine standing in a room full of people that you don’t know or you only know a handful of people and your senses working overtime to make it sense of it all or that you are afraid to talk to someone because you might say the wrong thing. That is what it is like for me sometimes. It depends on the situation but I don’t like social situations because I have to try and make sense of it all. In those situations I take my game boy along and find a nice quiet spot once I have socialised for awhile. I like to have someone that I know quite well like my family. I dislike crowds of people because my brain goes in overdrive and it gets overwhelming to try to keep up what is happening if that happens I get tried so fast because my brain can’t keep up on what’s happening. I don’t go out and socialise that often and when I do its hard for me to follow what’s happening even though I am intelligent for my syndrome but I get some symptoms of CDC like a short attention span or my lack of concentration after a certain number of hours and then I need a break. I work in the mornings because I can concentrate a lot more. I walk everywhere around town and if I don’t take my iPod into town with me I can’t focus because there is a lot going on like the cars going past and stuff like that but if I take my iPod I can shut out most of the noise and help me concentrate better and I wear hoodies most of the time so I can also put my hood up and block out most of the background sound. Last year at my younger sister’s 21st I brought along my game boy and didn’t actually know any of her friends but my family was there but all evening I sat on the couch and played on my game boy because I am not very good at socialising with strangers that I don’t know and my Mum came up too me at the end of the evening as my brother and I were leaving and said that she was very proud of me that I lasted long that I did.