Discover These Secrets of Conversational Skill

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.  ~Dorothy Nevill Career, dating, marriage, and friendships all depend on conversation for success. Yet conversational skill often eludes people on the autism spectrum. Recently, Alex Plank put […]

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Adults with Asperger syndrome at significantly higher risk of suicidal thoughts than general population

Science News Daily
6/24/2014


As a therapist and parent working with Asperger adults, this article concerns me.

Adults with Asperger syndrome struggle with stress, due to their neurodiverse wiring.  Society has not yet appreciated their neurological differences, and the differences make for social misunderstandings, underemployment, and social isolation.

If you’re struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, please reach out to others for help.

Reader, what are some of your thoughts on this topic?

What can I do on this blog to help reduce loneliness and isolation for Asperger adults struggling with depression, stress, and suicidal thoughts?

I look forward to hearing from you.  Please comment below.

If You’re Lonely, Find An Aspergers Support Group

It takes community to maintain a human. Earl Davis No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. H.E. Luccock After the Aspergers diagnosis. Parents.  Adults.  Teenagers.  Kids. When any one of these people first find out about the Asperger’s diagnosis, they go through a myriad of emotions. After the […]

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aspergers relationshipsI believe that you deserve a place to belong.

I believe that you deserve relationships where you can be your whole self, your real self, the self that doesn’t have it all figured out, the self that makes mistakes, the self that hates itself sometimes. I believe that you deserve people who will see your whole self and accept you wholeheartedly.

I believe that within you is the spark of the divine, that your screw ups and your baggage do not have the power to define you, that no matter what you think of yourself and no matter the names that others have called you, you are overflowing with beauty and passion and potential.

I believe that it is good that you are alive, and that your life is a gift to the people who love you and to the people who have not met you yet but who will love you one day.

Dan Wendler, Improve Your Social Skills, Manifesto

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Discover the Best Way to Talk To Yourself (On the Autism Spectrum)

She was blind.  She was deaf.  She was enraged.  She was a problem child no-one wanted to deal with. Until, after a long series of teaching moments, Annie Sullivan taught Helen Keller how to communicate.  Because of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller learned not only to communicate, but went on to become one of the wisest […]

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