In my last blog I said that there are three types of people that I feel have a certain measure of understanding with me. I feel that the feeling is mutual. Everything I feel that they do with me, I do with them. When it comes to dealing with people who are “normal,” everything I learned or try to learn has either been wrong or half-right. As someone who is autistic, I have a difficult time reading people. So most times it’s guesswork. I know I may be…Continue
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There are at least three types of people that I deal with when it comes to my HFA. There are the people that DO understand; the people who THINK they understand; and the people who DON’T understand. I know that we live in a society of people who think they know who we are and what we go through on a daily basis. But they really don’t, and sometimes they don’t want to know. So for the people who do understand, I…Continue
I have created a blog that talks about how I have used meditation and other Mindfulness techniques to deal with my Aspergers syndrome. You can find it here: http://mindfullasd.blogspot.com/
I hope it may be helpful
Hello everyone! This is Leslie Moore. I'm so happy to see you online. I've been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome for only three years, but I feel like there's still so much I wish to share. I hope to have a better experience in learning more about the group and its members. Thank you!
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On Facebook, I joined this group called AutismTalk. They had this photo of an Autism Awareness Ribbon and it was to be shared on the page of your hero. Now I know this was meant to share with their children or friends that have autism but I shared this ribbon with two people who aren’t autistic. I sent it to them because they are my heroes. They didn’t save me from a burning building or save me from being…Continue
Hi Yevonne: Hope your New Year is off to a good start. How have things been? Get back to you soon. Ken
I experienced a crisis this past summer.
I had a breakdown, related to burnout, from trying to keep a busier schedule than I was able to maintain.
I asked for help from my doctor, and was able to attend a 4 week out patient mental health program in a hospital where I live.
Approximately 10 adults between the ages of 16 to 70, attended Monday to Friday, from 9 to 4P.M.
The facilitators were psychiatric nurses, as well as a minister who spoke to us about…Continue
I will hold a Google+ video Hangout on Saturday, February 8th at 1:00 pm Central Standard Time (that's 2 pm Eastern time). I hope to be able to include GRASP members who would like to attend a meeting, but can't because there isn't one in their area right now. I have been facilitator at a GRASP support group in Iowa for more than 4 years. To see more information about this, and to read guidelines for…Continue
I was really struck by what you said about one not always needing to be happy in order to grow throughout one's life. Often having asperger's and OCD means not always having events, encounters or interactions with other people (Yikes!) have the results that you expect or want, and the more we raise the bar to ridiculous standards or have too rigid expectations, the more we set ourseles up for disappointment. Someone I know once taught me a helpful concept: "Don't let the best be the enemy of…Continue
As someone who knows what it's like to have tough times in their lives, sometimes I tend to forget that I’m not the only one going through them. I’ve been through some dark times in my life but there are others who are going through much darker times. I know because there is someone that’s going through one of the hardest stages in her life and I think she’s about to give up on herself.
This person, let’s call her…Continue
Hi, I am just returning to visit the Grasp site, and wanted to say Hello.
I wonder if any one would be interested in setting up a chat room discussion group one evening per week, and then just plan to meet and talk to visit, or share friendship.
At this point I cannot seem to view the chat room discussion group.
This is nothing new for me, I am not very computer saavy, and so I think I must update my java script. I have just reconnected my internet service at home, after…Continue
Hello from a Mom and Grandma. I have a son and grandson diagnosed with Aspergers and ya, I'm pretty sure I'm well on the spectrum myself. I have a lifetime of experiences to tell that story. I have play-acted my way through much of my life and the most challenging moments are when I must figure out on my own how to handle many situations. I made my way through childhood mimicking my older sister and that came to a screeching halt when she left for college. The most challenging and painful…Continue
Greetings! My name is Brian. I am 38 years old and have recently joined this website. as a person diagnosed with ADHD, tourette's, OCD and asperger's I have often had to struggle in some areas that come more easily to neurotypical folks, (ie. social skills and interactions, keeping and maintaining friendships, etc.) Academics was easier for me fortunately, I was able to graduate with a B.A. in religious studies and a Master's of Theological Studies and even after my time in higher education…Continue
For the past 2 years I have sought out to start a project that would bring awareness to those adults who have autism or Asperger's syndrome. Because I am a late diagnosed adult I did not get the necessary interventions that are often given to people now who are diagnosed younger. Growing up as a kid was ridiculously frustrating, but it makes sense now knowing I have Asperger's.
So I set out to work on awareness and advocating Asperger's to others. I have not gotten very far as there…Continue
Being autistic is not a choice; it’s a way of life. When we have our moments they can either be harmless or terrifying. The ones that should be there for you at your worst times are your family, friends and spouses. Now each has their own method of trying to help. Sometimes it can be the right solution or the wrong solution. They each have their own effect and I know they mean well but sometimes it won’t always help. But I have two people with two different…Continue
In my last blog, I wrote that I had an identity crisis growing up. Being what everyone else wanted me to be. In the end I created my own identity and its working fine for me. In actuality my identity can sometime be my own worst enemy. What that means is that I can be two different people, like Jekyll and Hyde. I can be the good doctor or the monster. I can’t be both.…Continue
Re-broadcasr from "Haydn's World" (1/25/2011)
"What are all these kids doing in my store?"
Haydn and I walk into The Lakeshore Learning Store, the only store that seems to have toys that Haydn likes. Puzzles, art supplies, learning and science toys, all kinds of building toys, they have it all and they leave them out for the kids to play with. They have toys that focus on fine and…Continue