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The Social Aspie: My Guest Post and a Wonderful Blog You Should Check Out

Good Morning,

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I tried to sit back and relax this weekend, but that is hard for me.  I went grocery shopping on Saturday, which wiped me out for the rest of the weekend, so I spent the whole day watching HGTV on Sunday. That was depressing though because it made me want to do so many project in my house that I never get around to.

One day in the grocery store, at an outing, a family dinner, or a church festival is enough to wipe me out. Socialization is exhausting for those of us on the spectrum.  Many of us avoid it, or rather, want to be social but don’t seem to manage it very well.  But what happens when you have a child who “appears” social. A child who is always wanting to go out and play with his/her friends, or be included in parties and sleepovers? A child who doesn’t “look” autistic because they “look” too social–

I want to thank Lorrie for inviting me to be a guest blogger over at Nathan’s Voice, and point you all to my guest post, Abnormal Approach—When Your ASD Child “Appears” Social. Feel free to hang around Nathan’s Voice for a while.  There are some really great articles posted there that I think you will enjoy!

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Jeannie Davide-Rivera

Jeannie is an award-winning author, the Answers.com Autism Category Expert, contributes to Autism Parenting Magazine, and the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. She lives in New York with her husband and four sons, on the autism spectrum.