AspieCast - Asperger Syndrome Podcast
About This Show
This podcast is aimed at discussing real-life experiences, ramifications, and lessons learned from a life with Aspergers. Contribute your experiences at: email@example.com.
Most Recent Episode
Aspiecast Episode 17 - Prosody, Alone-ness, Trying to Give Value to get Valued
In this episode, I discuss various aspects that probably sound disconnected at first, but the overall frame in my mind is the idea that I don't like to be alone (it hurts a lot for some reason), and the reasons that have contributed to me being alone, and some ways that I've tried to not be alone. The ways I have tried include putting out major efforts that are worth something to other people whenever I can, specifically in the business realm where I have some confidence in my ability to bring noticeable / measureable benefits to folks. But, I don't see the return on what I give, and in fact I get awkward and negative results as a result. I attribute this in part to not being good at following up socially in my process of giving value to other businesspeople. If I were not so scared of making a mistake in my interactions with folks I'm engaging with, I'd probably have more incoming possibilities in return for my outgoing efforts.
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Rated 5 out of
My 15 year old son has Asperger's and listening to Steve talk, I am finally understanding what it's like to be my son- what he's feeling on the inside and what he struggles with. Over the years, I've gotten so angry with him and he always seems like he doesn't care. Now, I'm seeing that he's probably feeling plenty of strong emotions on the inside but doesn't know what to say. The perseveration, the difficult to read expressions or lack of, the inappropriate comments, relying on sarcasm as his main form of trying to talk with peers, the anxiety over social situations, seeing surprising connections that others don't see, being very smart but not picking up on basic social cues, having to "win" every conversation, losing friends over and over again and having people think (me included) he's always being negative or is always unhappy- maybe he's not?? I love my son and he is very sweet and funny. In the blink of an eye, he can turn angry and explosive when I'm not agreeing with him or "getting" him. I think Steve is a smart and interesting guy, and by doing this show, has possibly "rescued" my son from a lifetime of hurt because now I have an idea of where to start to get him the support he needs. Steve mentions a few times that he worries about being perfect or saying something wrong and therefore, it takes him a long time between episodes. However, it never comes across wrong or "stupid" sounding from my point of view and I appreciate his honesty and openness about his struggles. Thank you!!!
Date published: 2017-01-19