As a 56 year old guy I usually don't pay attention to Disney Princess movies. Then I read about the movie "Frozen" and the hit song from the movie "Let It Go" had themes that people on the spectrum could relate to. The themes of hiding who you are because your "powers" went all wrong being isolated then finally allowing yourself to be who you really are is the story of my life. Sarah from Canada did a great Autism Version of it I thought I would share.
A friend came up to me and taught me a lesson on roles. How she explained it is that people play a certain part in people’s lives. Whether this role is important or insignificant, we all play a part in someone’s life. At first I thought she was talking nonsense and she didn’t know what she was talking about. But then I got it. I understood what she meant and it makes sense. There are some people in my life that…Continue
Added by Michael Johnson on April 1, 2014 at 11:57pm — No Comments
April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. I was diagnosed with autism when I was young. I know growing up wasn’t easy. I’m not saying that I’m the only one that struggled with a difficult childhood because there are many children that are going through the same exact struggles that I went through. Some of them are probably worse than mine. I still…Continue
He arrived nearly nine years ago as the most wonderful ball of fur I’d ever seen, having been flown all alone from Tennessee after arrangements had been made by telephone. He was an amazing combination of spirit, mind, and body, trying to make sense of his own peculiar transitions, perceptions, and…Continue
Added by laughinghelps on March 19, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments
Life is impact. What that means is that a person, a place, or a thing can make an impact. Whether it being positive or negative, there is an impact. I had a lot of impacts in my 28 years of living; some that were good and some that were horrible. I, of course, have made impacts with various results. But what I try to do is make a positive impact in a person’s life. Something that can make someone happy; make them feel special, make…Continue
Added by Michael Johnson on March 19, 2014 at 1:17am — No Comments
What can a voice do to a person? It can either inspire or intimidate. It can scare you or soothe you. It can make you laugh or make you cry. I know I making it sound like a voice is an actual thing, but that’s because it is. A voice can be your greatest ally or your worst enemy. It all depends on the person who uses it and the person who listens to it. Most people have one voice, and other people may have multiple voices. I fall…Continue
I am a 57 year old gay man who recently found out about Aspergers. What I mean is I did hear about it years ago when Augusten Burroughs bother John Robison was diagnosed and was published but I didn't really think I fit into that category.
I was chatting with my sister whom I hadn't spoken with other than family reunions in 20 odd years. For the first time I can remember we were having an honest and open conversation. I was telling her of my experiences and my inability…Continue
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
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!
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