In a previous post, I reflected on autism and anger that was part catharsis and part effort to feel around in the dark for explanation. Catharsis experienced for a short period, still in the dark fumbling around for an explanation. Until this morning. A link showed up in my Facebook feed to another blog I […]Read more "Autism & Anger II: An Epiphany"
As a child I remeber placing toys, blocks, legos, etc. in rows and columns. Laid out in a manner intelligible to me and precisely in the place accessible during play. I also remember siblings, wanting to participate with me in play, and not knowing that coming into the space where play items had been arranged […]Read more "Being Autistic, Being the Family Dumping Ground"
Within the past week, we have all returned to school — for the first time in nearly seven years. My lovely wife and I to our vocation in education and our children to their elementary school. Our special Aspie is in a new grade and classroom in addition to welcoming his younger sibling to the […]Read more "Autism and Back to School"
Took the kids out of school for an hour, to watch the solar eclipse, today. Special time with them made my day! Thanks, Science. Science Rocks! Fortunately, we did not see this:Read more "Eclipsing 2017 Style"
So, I’m going to share a link to what may be an uncomfortable topic for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder / Asperger’s Syndrome and their loved ones, friends, acquaintances, work colleagues, children, etc. The link has to do with Autism and Anger. If you are on the spectrum, do read with an open […]Read more "Autism and Anger"
When counseling my students on how to do college level writing, I discourage the practice of using overly generalized claims as opening sentences to a written piece. My students are further warned against relying on such statements as empirical support for their argument/s being advanced in the textual body of their papers. I am going […]Read more "An Aspie View: US Politics, Charlottesville, & Temptation"
Have to admit to struggling with a blog post topic this week. Of course, we have experienced a very hectic last two weeks as family came into town to share in and support our special Aspie’s life milestone event. Followed by my lovely wife returning to work after taking the last 5 or 6 years […]Read more "Thoughts on Autism, Political Hate, and Der Twitler"