All Blog Posts Tagged 'GRASP' (5)

Join my Google+ video chat tomorrow

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…


Added by Ron Wright on February 7, 2014 at 7:12am — 10 Comments


My name is Mike and I became a member of GRASP. I was diagnosed with autism when I was kid but since it was fairly new at my time, they didn't know what kind of autism it was. Just recently I dound out the title of this condition PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not otherwise specified.) or high functioning autism. All they knew is that my symptoms were not as severe.  So I had to go to a special school, go to a special class, "ride the short bus." Then everyone thought I was ready…


Added by Michael Johnson on December 21, 2013 at 12:34am — 1 Comment

A Message from the New Executive Director of GRASP

Dear Members, Families, Friends, and Fellow Spectrumites,


            I am so excited to be writing this letter to you today as the new Executive Director of GRASP.  As the facilitator of the Hudson Valley support group chapter, I have had the privilege of working closely with Michael John, the Board, and the members of this wonderful organization.  I have been a witness to and a participant in the great work that we do to spread the word of our mission:  which is to improve…


Added by GRASP on March 2, 2013 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

"It's Just an Excuse": Living with Aspergers(inspired by Michael John Carley)

A very familiar thing I hear, quite often actually. First and foremost, allow me to explain to you what an "Invisable Illness" is in case you don't know what that is. An "Invisable Illness" is one that is not usually show, or doesn't seem to be affecting someone's physical features. They are generally more inward and mental. Though some, like Lupis, do affect your mobility as well. This being said, I would like to take this time for anyone willing to listen to explain what is like living…


Added by Patrick O. Marsh on January 15, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments


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