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"
Routines are critical for people with Asperger’s Syndrome / Autism Spectrum Disorder. Routines provide certitude, safety, meaning, and comfort in knowing. Below I describe a routine that my special Aspie relies upon. Today, we visited our local Zoo. My special Aspie has a specific Zoo exit routine that we must all follow. When exiting the […]Read more "Zoo Exiting Routine"
Coping with family estrangement is a rather new experience. With hindsight, one can note many of the innumerable contributing factors, instances, and experiences woven into a thick tapestry of separation. Parsing through such hindsight risks playing the blame game. Frankly, I’m to busy to wallow in such psychological mire. Better to focus on the good. […]Read more "Autism and Family Estrangment"
The very cool JR Handley, shared this on Facebook the other day. via Peter Dinklage – Fail Better/Light Up The Night — © Written In GeekRead more "Failure is an Option. It’s how we Learn to Succeed."
Photo by Mike Wilson on Unsplash Rules. An Aspie’s blessing and curse. Blessing in the sense that rules help the person with Asperger’s to function by following a set of prescribed actions while avoiding a set of proscribed actions. Actions that an Aspie lacks intuitive capacity to discern governing rules. A curse in the sense that all human […]Read more "A Parent with Asperger’s Take on Rules, Rewards, and Encouragement for his Special Aspie Child"