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permalink #151 of 163: 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.
  
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permalink #152 of 163: Jennifer Simon (fingers) Wed 10 Nov 10 19:44
    
Many thanks to you, Rudy, and to everyone who participated.
  
inkwell.vue.396 : Rudy Simone, "Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Aspergerís Syndrome"
permalink #153 of 163: Gail Williams (gail) Thu 11 Nov 10 09:42
    
Thank you Rudy and Steve.  You gave me a lot to think about.  
  
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permalink #154 of 163: 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.
  
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permalink #155 of 163: Jennifer Simon (fingers) Thu 11 Nov 10 14:09
    
My daughter, who has AS, is eager for her copy to arrive.
  
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permalink #156 of 163: 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.
  
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permalink #157 of 163: . (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.
  
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permalink #158 of 163: 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
  
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permalink #159 of 163: 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>.
  
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permalink #160 of 163: 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. 
  
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permalink #161 of 163: 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.
  
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permalink #162 of 163: 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.
  
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permalink #163 of 163: 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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