• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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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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Weak Central Coherence and Executive Function: Why I get nothing done!

Yesterday I spent the entire day working but getting nothing done. Yes, you are seeing this right; I piddled with my computer and got distracted, was at a loss for words, and accomplishing nothing! Well, nothing meaning not what I intended or needed to accomplish. I was continually getting myself …

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