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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It was my first job after college.  I joined my co-workers for lunch. After some opening small talk, somehow it came up that I went to Wheaton College, and Trinity International University (at that time, known as Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). Suddenly, everyone became very quiet. “Sorry about all the swearing I was doing earlier!”  […]

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Could Desk Research Be a Good Fit for Adults with Aspergers?

I was a senior in college.  Halfway through my year, I was hit with a wave of panic.  I had no idea what I wanted, really, to major in!   I didn’t know what career I wanted to embark on! I had majored in Anthropology and Sociology, but had no idea what I could do […]

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How To Work From Home

A young man I know recently started a new job with a Fortune 500 Company. Prior to this job, he had a number of positions that went well, but didn’t last.  This young man doesn’t have Aspergers, but he does struggle at times with interpersonal communication. One of his relatives knew someone at this Fortune […]

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