Okay, so this is probably going to be an unpopular opinion, but… Hear me out, okay? We keep saying things like the autism spectrum, on the spectrum, and my personal pet-peeve: high/low end of the spectrum. But what, exactly, is the spectrum? What do we mean when we say the spectrum? When most people think…… Continue reading Autism CONTINUUM Disorder?
A little bit of personal history about myself, but I’m curious to get your takes on it, as well. There are many overlapping areas between ASD communities and LGBTQIA+ communities (forgive me if my alphabet is inaccurate, please), although I’m positive there’s more than I can be aware of as a single, white, heterosexual, male…… Continue reading Coming Out… As Autistic
Okay, so maybe some of you have seen my recent string of tweets alluding to this post. If you haven’t, get on that. This is important. Also, just to provide a quick unrelated update on that WEGO Health Awards nomination, I was not a finalist, but I appreciate the endorsements I received. It means the…… Continue reading I’m So Excited to Post This, I Don’t Even Have a Title Picked Out Yet…
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…… Continue reading The Great Schism of Autism
Some of you may have noticed over the past few days that I have updated all of the branding for The Aspie Dialogues with these images: and Ever since I renamed the site, you pretty much had to figure a logo redesign had to have been coming for a while, right? But why with the infinity…… Continue reading So, About That New Logo…
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.…… Continue reading Ask an Aspie: It Was the Best of Times …Or Maybe Not So Much.
I’ll be blunt: Labels don’t accomplish anything toward acceptance. Isn’t that what our end goal is, anyway? Acceptance? We’ve been fighting for awareness for so long now, everyone and their second-cousin is aware that Autism (or “Autisms” as new research would suggest) exists. So, I guess acceptance should be the next step. I see many…… Continue reading Autisms: Labels VS. Diagnoses
I’ve been waiting for about a month to write this particular post, but between needing time to myself and just needing to get myself back in action after the start of the new year, this was the soonest I was able to get this out to all of you. I apologize for that. It really…… Continue reading Ask an Aspie: Meltdowns VS. Tantrums and How to Respond to Them Appropriately
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Ns7ZR0UgA By now, you already know Robin Williams took his own life over this past weekend. I’m not here to rehash what you already know. I write this post to help (myself) make sense of a tragic moment in our lives. For those of you who were too young to have seen Mrs. Doubtfire before, this…… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Our Mental Health
I know I’ve been absent from the blog for a while. Long story short, my father recently broke his hip, slipping on the ice about a month and a half ago. Time to write on the Aspie Epilogue has been scarce. Perhaps you’ve heard the latest from the CDC, but for those who haven’t, I…… Continue reading Puzzle Pride Climbing