Adolescents with autism need access to better sex education

Listen to this story:https://webplayer.spokenlayer.net/0.1/webplayer.js Intimacy is part of being human. There are well-documented benefits to positive relationships, from emotional security to good mental health1. Those who want relationships and can’t develop them face low self-esteem, depression, loneliness and isolation from the wider society2.For adolescents, learning how to navigate sex and sexuality can be a minefield. How … Continue reading Adolescents with autism need access to better sex education

Sex and other foreign words

Much of what Stephen Shore knows about romance he learned in the self-help aisle of a bookstore near the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts. In college, Shore, who has autism, began to wonder if women spoke a language he didn’t understand. Maybe that would explain the perplexing behavior of a former massage student … Continue reading Sex and other foreign words

A 2020 Resolution to Unmask and Live Unapologetically and Authentically » The Aspergian

Wendy Katz has an inspiring, empowering, beautiful resolution mighty enough to last for a decade of work and revolutionary in its simplicity.Read More → Source: A 2020 Resolution to Unmask and Live Unapologetically and Authentically » The Aspergian

The World We Live In Today

Recently, I have came across a news story where a five year old boy with autism was labeled a Sex Offender after he hugged a fellow classmate. The educators labeled the activity at the beginning of the school term as "sexual activities" consisting of hugging and kissing another child on the cheek. At that age, … Continue reading The World We Live In Today

Spirituality

Throughout life I would say that I was spiritual. From the time I was a toddler until the time I was in the third grade, when I started acting out, I was the one to go to Sunday School and later Worship in the one church of our town because that is what my sister … Continue reading Spirituality

Book Review: Demystifying the Autistic Experience: A Humanistic Introduction for Parents, Caregivers and Educators (2002)

Around the time this book was written the author's name was brought up in conversation as "the one who got it." Little did I know of 17 years of molding into the man I have become, and a unique 50 cent book in a thrift shop, I would discover that the book would make me … Continue reading Book Review: Demystifying the Autistic Experience: A Humanistic Introduction for Parents, Caregivers and Educators (2002)