Autism, Employment, and Small Talk

I am completely unable to navigate small talk.  I am great at introductions, public speaking, etc.  I just can’t seem to have a conversation that works.  Worse, I am often totally misunderstood.  Walter, Self Employed, Watchmaker (excerpted from Aspergers on the Job, by Rudy Simone). Have you ever seen ants on a wooded path?  They […]

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How Yoga Can Help Aspergians and Autistics

Asperger’s Syndrome is commonly called high functioning autism. However, Asperger’s is very different from classic Autism in that there are no clinically significant delays in cognitive thinking, language development, or self-care. Aspergians are usually very capable, exceptionally intelligent, and particularly talented in a given area, hence the term “high functioning”. Some classic symptoms of autism […]

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High Functioning Autism – Living Independently

High Functioning Autism – Living Independently Do you think high functioning autism living independently can happen?  According to Wikipedia, “despite high cognitive potential, most young adults with AS remain at home, although some do marry and work independently.” Those adults who do marry and work independently, struggle with a society that still discriminates against people […]

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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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7 Free Parenting Tips for High Functioning Autism

  I remember how excited my wife Vicki and I were when her birth pangs started for our first child, David. Four days later, after two false alarm trips to the hospital, Vicki finally gave birth to David.  The whole week was exhausting, and David was born around 4 am. The staff at Evanston Hospital […]

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