TWAP006: Shawna on Parenting, Friendship, and the Autism Spectrum

There’s always a solution to everything: it just takes a while to figure it out” Shawna This podcast episode introduces us to Shawna, from the blog, Thoughts of an Introverted Matriarch. Shawna shares her thoughts with us, in this episode, about writing, discovering her diagnosis of Aspergers later in life, parenting children with autism, and […]

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Who Else Wants These Friendship Skills Activities?

After I graduated college, I felt alone.  I lived with my best college friend, and a couple of other roommates.  But then my college friend got married, and the other roommates when on their way. I grew up in Brazil, South America, so I didn’t develop some of the social skills needed to build friendships […]

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Why Are Friendship Skills Important?

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.  — William Shakespeare Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.  —Aristotle A few years ago, on a particularly busy night at […]

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Who Else Wants Friendship and Dating Tips for Aspergers Young People?

While reading about some of the social challenges that young people with Aspergers face, I came across a letter written by a young man in a private high school.  He wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper.  He realized that he was different from his peers, and he was embarrassed that he had […]

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