By quinnprk on April 20, 2016
Trigger Warning: This article discusses depression and suicide at length. Do not read it if you are easily triggered by such subjects. Do not let your children read this if they are too young. A friend of mine jumped off her roof last week. Her name was Zara. She was a painter. She wasn’t autistic, […]
By stephenreynolds9663 on March 23, 2016
This is dedicated to you, or someone you know. Someone you know nearly and dearly, this is a person who might mean the world to you; someone who you care about deeply, someone you would never want to see cry or feel pain. Someone once wrote that “Depression is not a happenstance cut or opened […]
By gwenkansen on January 13, 2016
I forget who said this, but if you’ve met one aspie, you’ve met one aspie. We’re all different. That’s the first thing to keep in mind. You shouldn’t hold yourself to neurotypical standards. But you shouldn’t define yourself by Asperger’s either. Especially not at first. If you’re calling yourself aspie89 on Tinder then you need […]
By androbot01 on April 8, 2015
Social interaction is like navigating a maze. One wrong turn can lead to disheartening rejection. But, a lot of difficulties arise from misinterpretation and misunderstanding. These are some tricks I use to try to get through successfully. Take charge of social situations. Social interactions are shaped by both participants. If someone is being grumpy, be […]
By RobertLovesPi on February 14, 2015
Throughout this post, I will refer to people with Asperger’s as “Aspies.” This is not considered a derogatory term; it’s simply how we refer to ourselves. First, we are not stupid. We also are not trying to be difficult when we say we don’t understand you. We don’t have a disease, and the vast majority […]
By alex on December 10, 2014
This is a sponsored post by Elly from The National Autistic Society. From doctor’s surgeries to train stations to offices, it’s no great shock to learn that many places people with autism have to visit are not autism-friendly. There have, of course, been big campaigns about this – and people are taking notice. Social institutions, […]
By alex on December 25, 2013
Obviously, with me being from the very small country of Denmark, many of our traditions will have small differences in how they are celebrated, even if they are mostly the same. And aside from that, every family has their own little quirks, so things that will work in one, might not in another.
However, one of the things I hear from many people on the spectrum, and have had trouble dealing with, as well, is family holidays. Christmas...
By alex on March 16, 2013
Here's an excerpt from Pulitzer Prize winning NY Times reporter Amy Harmon's new ebook, "Asperger Love" that profiles Wrong Planet's "Autism Talk TV" co-hosts Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith.
The first night he slept with her, entwined with her on his futon, Jack Robison regarded Kirsten Lindsmith with undisguised tenderness. She was the only girl to have ever asked questions about his obsessive interests—chemistry,...
By alex on February 5, 2013
Douglas Baker is a wealth manager and parent of two adult children. His son Scott is 22 and is affected by Autism.
We live in a world that is fast-paced, high-tech, image driven and unforgiving, fueled by sensationalized media and reality television shows portraying what is now considered by many to be “normal”. Add to all of this a special needs newborn, child or adult in a family, and reality becomes a sub-world driven by a lifetime...
By alex on November 6, 2012
Living on your own might be something that you dream of achieving someday, but at the same time, the thought can be scary. You might even think it is impossible that you will live on your own. First, you need an income, and then after that you need the survival skills and street smarts to take care of yourself without anyone there to support you.
This guide will help prepare you for that transition so that someday you can live...