Changing the Game: Late 2017 Putting the Pieces Together Challenge

So, I'm going to go out on a limb, here, and say that my prompt for the "Early 2017" Putting the Pieces Together Challenge may have been too polarized for what I wanted to accomplished. That's my boo-boo. So, why don't we adjust the rules of the game before we blow the final whistle? Announcing: [...]

The 2017 Putting the Pieces Together Challenge is On!

Hello, again, dear Spectrumites! Yes, I know the Holidays were... hectic... for some. But, seizure-warnings aside, (and by the way, WARNING! THE ABOVE IMAGE MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR READERS WITH EPILEPSY, CHILDHOOD FEARS OF THE NOSTALGIA CRITIC, OR GENERAL FAITH IN CHRISTIANITY, AND MAY CAUSE SEIZURES, ANXIETY, OR GENERAL OFFENSE AT THE ASPIE DIALOGUES [...]

Well. That happened.

How about that World Series, right? I mean, who blows a certain win quite like that?! Too soon for that kind of light humor? Okay, so I know I've been gone for a while. During that time, I've been battling some very personal inner-demons of my own. But I'm back now, and I'm ready to [...]

An Open Letter…

It's almost the end of August; that means that for many of you, school will be back in session either about now or within the next couple weeks. I felt that now was the appropriate time to have this discussion. At the very least, I wanted to talk to you before school begins again. Bullies. [...]

Let’s Not Sugarcoat This…

Since before the inception of this site, even before I was approached by the Kinney Center in 2011 to start what eventually became The Aspie Epilogue, I have spent almost all of my time trying to shatter the ASD mythos, from which, all negative stereotypes are born. If you're a seasoned veteran of The Aspie Dialogues, you'd [...]

Guest Post: Jeff W. Shares His Insights with His ASD.

Where do I even begin? I think for starters, everyone has to understand that each person on the spectrum has their own set of challenges and difficulties...

Ask an Aspie: It Was the Best of Times …Or Maybe Not So Much.

I know I've been gone for a few weeks. ...Right after I said I'd be posting more often, at that, but there's only so much a mere mortal can do when he's dealing with a cold, working on numerous projects at work, his pregnant sister's due in less than three months... You get the idea. [...]

Keep the Fires Alive!

As I've been looking over the Facebook Insights page for The Aspie Dialogues since last week's call to action, I've been very impressed and grateful for the numbers I've been seeing. At the time of this writing, that post has reached 454 people, garnering 14 clicks and 9 likes, comments, and shares. I'm almost sad in [...]

Putting the Pieces Together…

One of my primary goals for The Aspie Dialogues is to promote meaningful discussion (Dialogue, anyone?) on the topics that concern us as the ASD community. I realize that the term, "Aspie," may technically be widely considered defunct nowadays and that it refers to only a fraction of the ASD community, but it's been so engrained [...]