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Autism acceptence gaining support in the media

I have been away with serious health issues. I may discuss them in a future blog but today I am discussing the tremendous recognition autism acceptence and the idea of Neurodiversity in the mainstream media during these last few months.

I will start with the book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Autism by Steve Silbermam. The book is no less then the first history of the Autistic people. It is throughly researched and debunks conventional wisdom about how Autism… Continue

Added by Edward Kollin on October 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments


Thank you so much for your suggestions. I will definitely try them. They seem like something I can handle. Not too overwhelming. I will start with baby steps as you suggested. I will let you know how it goes with my partner. As I said, any type of touch has been so difficult to tolerate but I think this will help. Thank you. Good luck to you.

Added by surfergirl on October 22, 2015 at 6:52pm — No Comments

40 Years in the Wilderness

Despite what the title of this post may suggest, this is not a direct connection to the Book of Exodus in the Old Testament. However, my last 40 years have been somewhat of a form of bondage, in the social sense. From my early days in kindergarten to the present day, I have had a great deal of difficulty trying to communicate with others. Once I left the comfort of home and headed off to school, my world became a constant series of obstacles. My speech patterns, eye contact (often lack… Continue

Added by Ronald on October 19, 2015 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

To Blissplease and anyone else

I too have been recently diagnosed with Asbergers and am looking to connect with people with the same diagnosis. My behaviors often effect my interpersonal relationships. I have also been in a relationship with my significant other for fifteen years and my behaviors often effect our ability to be close on many levels. I tend to isolate and prefer my time alone rather than with others. Getting close to people is an issue for me. I also suffer from OCD behaviors as well. Maybe some of these… Continue

Added by surfergirl on October 6, 2015 at 10:23pm — 1 Comment


I have been in a fifteen year relationship with my significant other. I have Asbergers and being touched is very uncomfortable for me. My significant other loves to cuddle, hold hands, etc. This is difficult for both of us. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to help make it easier to work at being touched and have it be a more comfortable experience?  Really want to work on this......Surfergirl

Added by surfergirl on October 5, 2015 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

GRASP's Autism & Disabilities Panel at Pace University

Please click here or on the link to RSVP,…


Added by GRASP on September 28, 2015 at 8:37am — No Comments

The Maybe Baby: The Quest To Be An Aspermom

For the past few months, my significant other and I have been trying to have a baby. It's difficult because my particular place on the spectrum makes it exceedingly difficult to work in a standard type of job. I've recently left a two year stint in retail because of it, though to be honest, I'm shocked I lasted that long. And it isn't just finances that are proving problematic, either.

I've been slowly moving into his home, building an at-new-home routine. It's better here. Quieter,… Continue

Added by Abbigail on July 10, 2015 at 11:40pm — 1 Comment

Photos from GRASP's 12th Annual Benefit

Photos from GRASP's 12th Annual Benefit Fundraiser to provide support for adults and teens on the Autism Spectrum along with their families.

Dr. Juliana Bates was GRASP's 2015 Honoree for her work in the field of Autism, specifically with many NYC based GRASP members!

Dr. Bates, Thanks for all your hard work and dedication!…


Added by GRASP on June 4, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

GRASP 2015 Annual Benefit!!!

GRASP 2015 Annual Benefit!!!

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Added by GRASP on May 18, 2015 at 12:21pm — No Comments

An introduction

This week's been kind of a blur to me. I've been trying to organize my feelings into some kind of clever post, but that has left me unable to write. So I'm just going to write as I think. If it is a bit disorganized, well, I just want to get this out.

I have a 13 year old son who is a non-verbal autistic. I've tried to get a sense of what goes on in this child's mind -- a child who is sitting on the couch next to me right now playing and replaying clips from Frozen. I found Temple…


Added by SRC putt on May 3, 2015 at 12:04am — 4 Comments

I really need advice on what to do. I feel empty and so confused with the world.

Hello members of grasp. I don't know how to start this because I don't know how to interact with other people. I have some questions about that because I don't know how or what to do next or why to do anything in the first place. Nothing seems to make sense for me and because of that I feel empty. I have tried talking to psychologists and they can't seem to answer my questions either. I feel so alone because no one even comes close to understanding what I'm trying to say. One question I…


Added by Midnight on April 16, 2015 at 4:33am — 4 Comments

Autism Acceptence Month - Songs that represent accepting our Aspie/Autistic selves/Positive view of your experiences

One song half a century old. The Kinks - I'm Not Like Anybody Else

One Brand New. Marinna and The Diamonds - Solitaire from the "Froot" album

"Don't wanna talk anymore

I'm obsessed with silence

I go home and I lock my door



Added by Edward Kollin on April 3, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Discrimination against autistic persons, the rule rather than the exception – UN rights experts

GENEVA (1st April 2015) – Two United Nations human rights experts today called for an end to discrimination against autistic persons…


Added by Edward Kollin on April 1, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Autism Activist & Accomplished Pianist Steven Prutsman to Perform in NYC

Free musical performance by Steven Prutsman, pianist jazz pianist
April 8th, 12PM
Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 West 37th Street…

Added by GRASP on March 27, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Felicity House Event, NYC, March 12 at 6pm

If you are interested in attending, please contact Sharon at or 646-362-0002.…


Added by GRASP on March 5, 2015 at 11:18am — No Comments

ASTEP Corporate Lecture Series in Los Angeles



Added by GRASP on March 5, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

ASTEP Corporate Lecture Series in Houston, TX


Added by GRASP on February 19, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

My Thought Of The Day:

Autism as it is,at least to me, is a set of strengths and weaknesses. At least thats my perception. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Ours(people with ASD) are tremendously over sized in our perception, so it becomes overwhelming and looking almost impossible to handle. Until we develop a coping skill or strategy to deal with the situation on hand. part of the trick is to take advantage of your strengths and not let your weaknesses rule you. it`s a…


Added by Joseph Monette on January 26, 2015 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Mindful based support group in the Los Angeles area

For those in the Los Angeles area:

I am in the process of setting up a mindful based (meditation and dharma (Buddhist) philosophy) group for adults with aspergers and/or high functioning adults on the autism spectrum (or those who suspect they are) and/or friends and family members. It would be 1 hour long, 20 minutes of mediation and 40 minutes of dharma talk and sharing. It would be through SHARE - SHARE has…


Added by Pete Grella on January 4, 2015 at 4:06pm — No Comments

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