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
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
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
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
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
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)
Today's autism Acceptance Month subject deals with yet another touchy subject and is one that is more forthcoming than ever, Sexuality!