My Summer Aspirations

By Scott Lentine Reaching out, making connections Looking for friends and new directions Exploring new places and meeting people Moving forward and looking for life’s next sequel Beautiful beach weather with waves crashing on the shore Allows me to connect with nature My senses feel alive to the core And I relate to life’s basic…

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is a research-based health care profession that uses music to help clients reach their therapeutic goals. Ok, that sounds interesting, but what exactly does that mean? Let’s take a closer look.

Grief and Bereavement

In this interview, Elizabeth Graham provides some additional information about bereavement and offers advice to family members and individuals with ASD.

How I Lost the Burden of Shame

My diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome brought me the gift of self-knowledge and set me free from the feeling of despair and shame that had held me in its grip. For the first time since childhood, I regained a sense of self-pride.

Sensory Issue Basics

Those who don’t have sensory issues aren’t as sensitive to the different triggers as those with Aspergers Syndrome, and can’t often believe they exist.

Why I Like Strings: Reflections on an ‘Aspie’ Habit

There are advantages and disadvantages to being on the “higher-functioning” end of the autism spectrum, as opposed to being on the “lower-functioning” end or being neurotypical. One of the advantages, for me personally, is that I have experienced the inner life of the spectrum while at the same time having an awareness of myself as being on the spectrum. I can therefore comment on things that could not be commented on otherwise.

What People Should Know About Me

People think of me as different and I know that’s true,

But in many ways, I can be just like you.

Dear Teacher

Autism doesn’t mean I’m less than. I’m creative and fun. I love to learn. I love to work. I promise to always give you my best…and I keep my promises.

Acceptance of Autism

Wanting to be free
Wanting to be me
Trying to make people see
And accept the real me

Bereavement and Autism: A Universal Experience with Unique Challenges

It is important for parents to prepare children for major life events, but one life event we all know will occur is bereavement and death and yet many of us are ill-prepared.