This is the story about two people who live different lives. One is fun and outgoing while the other is shy and introverted. They are friends who can be close one day and can’t stand each other the next. Some people would even say that they don’t even need to be near each other because they are so different from one another. But somehow, no matter how bad things get between the two, they always find their way…Continue
Added by Michael Johnson on July 14, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments
I've added a new post to my blog. It is titled:
"Black and White Thinking the Middle Path and Relationships".
It can be found here:
Lorna Wing the British Psychiatrist who coined the term Asperger Syndrome and created the concepts of the Autism Spectrum and "Triad of Impairments" died last Friday June 6. Basically all of us who are members here at GRASP, as well as so many others understand who we are in large part because of the Wing's work. I am forever grateful to her.
Obituary in the British Paper The Telegraph …Continue
Added by Edward Kollin on June 9, 2014 at 5:48pm — No Comments
Autism can have its disadvantages. But it can have some advantages. But there is one trait that can be both. It’s the ability to pay attention and look out for things that other people not might notice. You might be able to find a small h*** in someone’s shirt that no one else sees. Or you can see when things are changing so dramatically that they may stick out for you but not to others. Right now, I’m noticing that a relationship…Continue
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A friend told me that I’m always looking out for them and they appreciate it. That same person told me that I was the best man ever. When I heard this I got a little embarrassed. I was just doing what a friend would do for another friend. In friendships, we have an obligation to do what you think is best for your friends. I’m not here to teach you how to be a friend or how to be a better one because it’s not my…Continue
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
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
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