• “Take Responsibility for Your Actions”“Take Responsibility for Your Actions”
    Empathy is required to take responsibility.  “Take responsibility for your actions.” How many of you heard these words as a child, or uttered them as a parent? Mom knew what she meant. You know what you mean. But does your ASD loved one? Have you ever wondered why you even… Read more »
  • Post Script 2020Post Script 2020
    THE SPAN OF LIFE by Robert Frost “The old dog barks backwards without getting up. “I can remember when he was a pup.” Thanksgiving was the day 2020 ended for me.  I meant to write this blog by Christmas, but I needed more time to tell you this story. I … Read more »
  • Living with a “Covid Brain”Living with a “Covid Brain”
    There’s a new diagnosis floating around. It’s colloquially referred to as “Covid Brain.” After this many months into the Corona Virus Pandemic, many of us are experiencing fear, fatigue, depression, and confusion. Our normal routines are up-ended. Without our normal social interactions and daily activities, we are just not ourselves… Read more »
  • The Empathy Gap in ASD/NT RelationshipsThe Empathy Gap in ASD/NT Relationships
    I have spent a lot of time in my books and blogs and seminars defining empathy. One of my most popular blog posts is Empathy: “Asperger’s” Style. Each time, I get better at it. That is the nature of empathy, actually. It is a process that grows stronger over time,… Read more »
  • How Not to Communicate with your ASD PartnerHow Not to Communicate with your ASD Partner
    You have been doing it all wrong in your relationships if you have been following the usual advice on improving communications with a loved one on the Autism Spectrum. Listening to your heart – being direct – using a “soft” startup to a conversation – active listening – all will… Read more »