Archive for June, 2012
Stuggling with finding or keeping paid work? The latest issue of the AANE Journal addresses the issues specifically facing job seekers who have Asperger’s and autism. In a rich, well-structured feature, librarian Charles Remy draws on his own story, describing how he turned his floundering job search into a success, and astutely relates it to [...]
By Michael Forbes Wilcox The AANE, Northeastern University, and YouthCare recently sponsored a conference on current research and its implications for the Asperger’s community. Here’s a summary of what’s new, as reported by Michael Wilcox, Aspergerian advocate and AANE board member. This post is a lightly-edited version of an article that appeared in Issue 10 [...]
At Aspblogosphere, we’re looking for commentary on popular culture and its increasing readiness to embrace (or at least acknowledge) Asperger’s and autism. This essay by Christine Hughes considers Sherlock Holmes, protagonist of the BBC TV series, who identifies himself as a “high-functioning sociopath.” The writer protests that, more likely, Sherlock has Asperger’s, and spells out [...]
Is there an autistic personality?
By Michael Forbes Wilcox This essay originally appeared in Personal observations of an activist Aspergerian, the blog of Michael Forbes Wilcox, member of the AANE Board of Directors Autism is a different way of being in the world, and that difference arises in the brain. The neuronal networks of an autistic brain are somehow different [...]