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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Recent Episode
Aspiecast Episode 16 - Intersection of ASD and Sexuality
Oct 29, 2017
In this episode, I mention the great book that I have been listening to (and why I prefer to listen, not read.) The book is called The Like Switch and can be bought online in readable and audible formats here: bitly.com/aspiecast1 Thats the first part of the episode..... then I get into what I've considered the lifelong painful intersection of hormones (aka sex drive) and Aspergers. The 2 have a profound opposing effect on each other - and from my perspective, Aspergers makes for a very very frustrating life. In fact, I believe the 4 meltdowns I've had - in which I've been in a state of undescribable, unforgettable mental pain for at least 5 minutes or more - are directly traceable to the inability to interact with other human beings in a way that might bring about physical intimacy. Jealousy and sadness after learning about others' successs in the area has always been painful to endure and long-recurring. If you have experiences in this realm that you feel are powerful and worth mentioning on a future episode, anonymously of course, please don't hesitate to send an email to email@example.com . Thanks for listening!
Episodes of This Show
Sep 13, 2017
Aug 7, 2017
Jun 17, 2017
Apr 8, 2017
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