• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”

I can’t see my future; The problem with concrete thinking

My thinking is concrete, permanent, literal, and it can cause stress in areas where most people many not struggle. What I would like to discuss today is the idea of permanent thinking, which is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and something I see in my children …

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How did I discover I had Asperger’s?

A few weeks ago (or has it been longer–time gets away from me often) I told you that I was going to be interviewed on Twitter via a Tweetchat (first time using a Tweet Chat).    The interview is highlighted on Medivizor, which was voted one of the Top 10 Health …

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Aspie Injustice: It keeps us up at Night

Justice—a subject near and dear to my heart. One thing I find that most of us Aspies have in common is a profound sense of justice and morality. Admittedly it  may not be the same sense of justice that others have but that shouldn’t surprise anyone by now because we …

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Asperger’s: Online College Seems to be Working for Me

Some of you may know that I had a lot of trouble attempting a college education when I was younger. I started college in 1991 after dropping out of HS and taking my GED, but I was not able to finish and always struggled to understand why. A major culprit …

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Asperger’s: Lost again, and again, and again? Could it be place-blindness?

I am going to start sharing some Answer.com articles that I write with you all since many times they are based on or inspired by things I do everyday—in this case, getting lost. I have written in the past about being lost in my own town if I have to …

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Success: Counting the Costs

I am successful, or am I? What makes me most productive also gets in the way. Some see me and say that I am successful, “look what you have accomplished,” but what they don’t realize is the cost of those “accomplishments.” They cost me, I suspect, more or differently than …

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I cannot read more than one book at a time!

I am beginning to suspect this is one of the reasons I had so much difficulty in school. Oh, I could do the work—above average I.Q. and all, I just cannot do it simultaneously. I cannot shift from one subject to the next, especially if one has caught my interest. …

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Talking to Aspie Teen about Theory of Mind

Today I am writing articles relating to Therory of Mind (ToM), and ways to help teach ASD children. I am reviewing Aspie Teen’s diagnosis and the recommendations section that deal with ToM exercises. When the Teen asked me what I was writing about today, I told him. Of course, then …

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    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed

    by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

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