TWAP003: Anthony Ianni on Autism, Bullying, and Overcoming the Odds

This podcast episode is brought to you by the Thrive with Aspergers community.  Visit the Thrive with Aspergers community to interact with other fine people in the Aspergers autism community. In this episode, I talk with anti-bully advocate, Anthony Ianni.  Here are some Anthony Ianni facts: Diagnosed at the age of 4 with Pervasive Developmental Disorder […]

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Is “High Functioning Autism” Useful, or Not?

No great advance has been made in science, politics, or religion without controversy. Lyman Beecher. If the quote above is true, then we have room for advancing our understanding of the term, “high functioning autism“, given the amount of controversy the term generates! I ran across this article about a month ago, called “What’s the Difference […]

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TWAP002: To Men and Women Who Want Better Communication

At the root of every tantrum and power struggle are unmet needs. Dr. Marshall Rosenberg I’m 47 years old, and I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve thrown some good sized temper tantrums in my adult life:  veins bulging, red in the face, in front of my wife, and in front of my kids. It’s taken […]

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Never Fear – Online Aspergers Women Resources Are Here

In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim. –Linton Weeks When seeking help on a particular subject, I’ve gone to the library and used the search function on one of the computers nearby.  Then, after wading through the book section, I may or may not find […]

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TWAP 001: Introducing the Thrive With Aspergers Podcast

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~ Plato “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” ~ Alan Cohen I’ve been blogging almost five years. Recently a reader asked me, “When are you going to start a podcast for Aspergers/Autism people?” Little did he know […]