Archive for August, 2010
Intro, Call for Contributions + Feedback
by DJ Gallagher
(Updated 8/31: new e-mail address) Hey, all. My name’s DJ, and I recently volunteered to help out with content and Web presence here at AspBlogosphere. I’ll explain about that in a second. First, a little about me: I am an adult with AS. I’ve got a blog of my own, and I program websites for [...]
It is no coincidence that so many Aspies are scientists — and atheists. Scientists do not look for what is good or right; atheists do not look for what is unifying or comforting. They look for what is true. For what is. Regardless of what anyone else says — or threatens. Did Copernicus have Asperger’s? Did Galileo? I wonder.
Having attended quite a few different events where the audience consisted largely of Aspies, I feel both qualified and compelled to share some indispensable advice on how one ought to behave at such events. First of all, when I say “how one ought to behave,” I’m not talking about some archaic system of etiquette which [...]
Perspectives on Social Awkwardness
It’s been a little over a week since this year’s Adult Conference at Northeastern University, and I am almost fully recovered. Every time I attend an event where the main attraction is a whole bunch of adult Aspies trying desperately to relate to one another, I come home feeling mildly depressed and in need of [...]