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Asperger Adults Can Speak For Themselves

“I am autistic, I am not broke.” ” I work, have a family, I am happy”. “I can speak for myself, I do not need someone to speak for me”. "Be inspired" »

“My philosophy about Asperger’s is simple: it’s an obstacle course, not a disability”

  by Simon Huebner In or Out? Autism Speaks and everyone else can’t make up their minds. I’d rather not repeat myself on my site when I have something to say. I already recorded a podcast about groups such as Autism Speaks and the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network. I’m not going to imitate what feels like ... Read more from a highly educated and successful adult who has Asperger Syndrome »

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“Parents have the right to demand educational approaches that work”

Academic modifications are topically only implemented through the IEP, its very rare to see a 504 plan discuss modifications to school curriculum. As a team member of the IEP and 504 meetings, parents have a legal right to suggest and request teaching strategy, accommodation, and or modification, that they believe will help their child. Continue Reading »

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“This is one of the rare times you will have to look someone in the eye when you stand nearby them”

Dating Issues of the Asperger Adult, by Simon Huebner. Someone out there like you…Yeah, you. Log off the internet. That’s my best dating advice. I was curious enough to Google JDate and Tinder, but not curious enough to sign up myself. Even if I replay moments in my head that I could have handled differently, there’s ... Continue Reading »

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“The farther away we grow from being kids, the more we face profound challenges”

As an Asperger adult I might not often express love and kindness, but I know I can provide a positive atmosphere for someone who feels broken down by the world and has to be built up. Continue Reading »

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“Asperger’s is like having a rocket throwing arm”

Asperger’s is like having a rocket throwing arm with dreadful accuracy and footwork. Keeping a balance with things I enjoy has helped me guard against feeling like I’m stuck in the mud like a tire without traction. Continue Reading »

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Asperger Students Need Fulfillment More Than Typical Students

The feeling of fulfillment for the Aspergers population is elusive; and this population is fulfillment driven. All students would benefit, and especially the Asperger population if the school system incorporated the feeling of fulfillment even when the student is struggling. Continue Reading »

The purpose of stay-put is to protect the child while the adults in the child’s life try to resolve their disagreement about what is appropriate.

Parents are ill equipped to battle the monolith of school district’s resources.  The struggle of parents, faced with parenting a child with a disability on a day by day basis, cannot be overstated nor minimized. Clearly, due process protections, including “stay put” must remain available to protect the legal and civil rights of children with disabilities. The purpose of stay-put is to protect the child while the adults in the child’s life try to resolve their disagreement about what is appropriate. Continue Reading »