Category Archives: Asperger Traits

X-Ray Vision – the Key to Dealing with My Teenage Aspie

Even in the NT world, teenagers are famous for having a self-centered perspective. I am sure there are plenty of NT teens out there who view their parents as hypocritical, selfish, or even lazy. Teenagers are not known for the … Continue reading

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Do You Regret Having Your Aspie Child?

A week ago, I had a very painful and difficult interaction with my teen-age, Aspie Son over  the ordinary chore of putting away the washed dishes. This escalated quicker than normal into a rather violent outburst. He screamed unkind and … Continue reading

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7 Asperger’s Superpowers

There are advantages to the neurological differences of being a person on the spectrum. Here are 7 of your atypical child’s superpowers: Single-minded focus: The lecture on the origins of Slenderman during dinner clean up last night was tedious but my … Continue reading

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The Connecticut School Shooting and Autism

Yesterday, a 20 year old man walked into an elementary school and killed 20 children and 6 adults. The story is heartrending and tragic beyond discription. My heart aches for the parents and families of those who died. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Mental Illness in My Aspie

My grandmother’s sister committed suicide when she was in her 30’s. To my knowledge, she was never formally diagnosed with a mental illness but a forensic analysis by family, through conversations with medical professionals, has led us to believe she … Continue reading

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Finding Hope

Yesterday was pretty typical of life with Daniel right now. He was difficult and draining and I have spent an exhausting amount of time trying to motivate him to do anything. He is increasingly choosing to isolate himself and narrow … Continue reading

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My favorite tips for Meltdown Control:

Note: I apologize for this post being late. I had this post completely finished yesterday afternoon and my internet connection glitched and I lost 50% of this post.  Reading Gavin Bollard’s article, Adult Meltdowns and Problems of Restraint, prompted me to ask … Continue reading

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