Breaking Barriers

Perspectives from the trenches of the special needs world

Autism Is an Aspect, Acceptance Is ALL

Awareness is meaningless without action, understanding, and acceptance. Autism is a part of all our lives today and it is time for everyone to figure out what that means and how to adapt and advocate! Autism is just one aspect of a person, let's get to know the rest in personal relationships, schools, the work force, and society over all! Read More

Good Luck!

I have to say, I'm glad that you guys are able to "deal" with the Asperger's, for the lack of better phrasing. I know from personal experience that there are people who don't understand that there's nothing wrong with being different, and it has caused me a lot of struggle. On the other hand, I've never wanted to assoicate with those types of people anyway. My closest friends understand the quirks that stem from my Asperger's, and they couldn't really care less about it. To them, it's just another trait that makes me, well, me.
Anyway, good luck to your teen years-you'll need all the help you can get, and that's not entirely due to the Asperger's.

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Amanda Friedman, MSEd, SBL, is the Director and Co-Owner of the Emerge & See Education Center in New York City.


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