The Great Schism of Autism

Hello, Dear Spectrumites! I want to take some time today to talk about something that’s been bothering me for quite some time… The Great Schism of Autism. Okay, so what exactly do I mean by this? “Jon, are you getting political again?” Well… Yes, and no. Yes, in that the outcome of this Schism will […]

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 […]

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…

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 […]

Wherein I Meet Mario… Yes. THAT Mario.

I’ve been so busy with the Aspie Dialogues and getting into the Autism at Work Initiative, that I realize I’ve been neglecting the Aspie Epilogue something awful, lately. I actually meant to post this a couple months ago, but I think we all know my dirty, little secret with this site: I get distracted from […]

Changing Directions…

By now, I’ve noticed that I haven’t received submissions for this year’s Puzzle Pride Campaign yet. At this point, I have no reason to suspect that I will by the deadline. That’s fine; I haven’t really been pushing it as hard as I should have been, and that was entirely my fault. However! Yes, there […]

Big Announcement Just in Time for Autism Awareness Month!

Before I get to the big announcement, I just want to address the lack of nominations for the Puzzle Pride Campaign I’ve received. I really want this year to be a success, so I’m going to extend the deadline to April 30. That’s not really the best case scenario I was hoping for, but it […]

Puzzle Pride Campaign 2015 Ground Rules

Hi, I just wanted to give you all some guidelines for this year’s… PUZZLE PRIDE CAMPAIGN!!!!!!!!!!! *cue the dramatic echo*   In past years, the winners have all been, for lack of a better term, high-profile. Which is fine, but I had originally intended the Puzzle Pride Campaign to be more accessible to the average […]