Inkwell: Authors and Artists
Julie Sherman (julieswn) Wed 10 Nov 10 19:12
Thank-you Steve and Rudy for an amazing two weeks. While a new discussion starts today in Inkwell, this topic will remain open indefinitely, for more discussion.
Jennifer Simon (fingers) Wed 10 Nov 10 19:44
Many thanks to you, Rudy, and to everyone who participated.
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 11 Nov 10 09:42
Thank you Rudy and Steve. You gave me a lot to think about.
paralyzed by a question like that (debunix) Thu 11 Nov 10 10:48
Looking forward to picking up a copy of Aspergirls, and looking through that lens at my world for a while. I think its going to to be very revealing, perhaps more so than is really comfortable.
Jennifer Simon (fingers) Thu 11 Nov 10 14:09
My daughter, who has AS, is eager for her copy to arrive.
Jennifer Simon (fingers) Thu 11 Nov 10 14:10
I should add that she is sixteen, and this book is a big deal for her right now, so thanks are doubly due to you, Rudy; you are making a difference.
. (wickett) Tue 16 Nov 10 08:32
This has been a rich and vibrant conversation. Thank you, Steve and Rudy. I, too, hope the conversation can be continued on the Well.
From Kaaala, Via E-mail (captward) Tue 13 Sep 11 08:59
Hi Rudy, I plan to get your book on aspergirls, I have a 17 year old daughter and can use all the advice you have. She has received help since she has been 2. She was officially diagnosed a couple years ago ... basically without going through all the background of what she has done and been through, today she is a senior in high school, she is in regular classes but has a "safe" room where she comes back you when she needs help etc. She is lonely in school most of the time..very few people are friendly etc. She had a "regular" friend for two years and now unfortunately senior year she has deserted her. She doesn't sound like you = you sound like you were more self-sufficient , having held jobs etc., and not even knowing you had aspergers until you were older. I want her to be able to hold down a job and go to college. Her problem is she cannot accept the fact she as a disability, and never wants anyone to know, even though when you talk to her after awhile you know something is amiss. I am at a crossroads and don't want her home with me always, nor does she want that. Any advice. Thanks. K
David Albert (aslan) Tue 13 Sep 11 16:11
I don't think Rudy is still monitoring this conference (last activity was last November). You might want to ask in <parenting>.
Sharon Lynne Fisher (slf) Sun 18 Sep 11 06:53
I was reading recently that there's several organizations set up to train the autistic to work in areas like computer testing, because they're very meticulous.
Jennifer Simon (fingers) Thu 22 Sep 11 20:41
Hey Kaaala, I just now read this. I have a seventeen-year-old daughter with Asperger's too, although she has been accepting of her diagnosis all along -- it actually came as a relief to know her differences were not attributable to character flaws. For awhile there, though, it did seem as if she might never leave her room again. Now she is flourishing. Sometimes autistic kids just need more time than others (and more of a cocoon) to work through their difficulties, and adolescence seems particularly hard for them, but they do emerge. I wish you and your daughter hope and cheer and all the best.
Don Mussell (dmsml) Sat 8 Oct 11 13:46
"Sometimes autistic kids just need more time than others (and more of a cocoon) to work through their difficulties" Amen to that. This is my experience too.
Peter Meuleners (pjm) Wed 15 Oct 14 11:05
I just wanted to pop in here and give Rudy a plug for some new stuff she is producing. She is a rather eclectic human and along with her writing and speaking on Aspergers, she has also written children's fiction and done stage and video work as a commediene. Currently she is writing, perfroming, and recording her own music. It's an interesting sound. You should check it out. You can access her work here: <http://www.rudysimone.net/Albums.html>
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