The Perfect Life

Often I have been asked, by conference attendees who come to hear me speak, what I want out of life.  People are curious if my future includes people, independence, and decadence, or a scary isolated existence.  Not that there is anything wrong with living alone, but I do believe most people are shocked when I … Continue reading The Perfect Life

The Autism Industry and the Glare of the Blue Light

The Background, and My Own Struggle I read an article in USA Today last May that touched me very deeply.  AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner reported that 1 in 3 Autistic young adults "...have no paid job experience, college or technical school nearly seven years after high school graduation." [1]  I wish I could say I … Continue reading The Autism Industry and the Glare of the Blue Light

Autism Awareness is in My Blood

Despite all that has gone wrong these past few weeks, I still feel it is important to do my part for autism.  Awareness is a huge effort and must be given our best efforts.  Since the 1970's, the Autism Society has set aside the month of April to celebrate autism awareness month.  Many American's join in with … Continue reading Autism Awareness is in My Blood

My Reaction to Sandy Hook, and the Asperger’s Blame Game

Tragedy   When I first heard of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook, I literally didn't believe it.  With all the bizarre apocalyptic talk in regards to the Mayan Calendar, I thought maybe someone started a horrible rumor.  But it wasn't rumor.  It was a real, heart sinking tragedy that took the lives of children … Continue reading My Reaction to Sandy Hook, and the Asperger’s Blame Game