I got to give a talk to a group of parents of ASD kids today

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John_Browning
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31 Jul 2009, 11:44 pm

I started off talking about services that are available for their kids when they get older, like disabled student services for college and the department of rehabilitation, and then did a quesiton and answer session about growing up, like being in band helping with behavior problems at school. The only questions I didn't give a straight answer to was the full list of meds I take and I only admitted to having chronic depression, even though that's still a half truth (I'm bipolar).


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31 Jul 2009, 11:45 pm

Quite so; you're not obligated to tell people you are bipolar. Glad it went well.


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01 Aug 2009, 1:09 am

absolutely, no need for 'full disclosure'. I am glad you felt so comfortable with your subject you were able to give yourself to your audience.

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01 Aug 2009, 8:46 am

Good for you! The parent shouldn't have asked for your list of meds, and you did a great job handling the question.



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01 Aug 2009, 2:50 pm

Why did they ask about a full list of meds?
Also, were you giving the information as a helpful NT or a helpful Aspie? Just curious :D


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01 Aug 2009, 8:53 pm

Aurore wrote:
Why did they ask about a full list of meds?
Also, were you giving the information as a helpful NT or a helpful Aspie? Just curious :D

I gave them information as a helpful aspie. They asked about meds because they are desperate trying to help their kids and wondered what worked for me.


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