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 14 - Aspergers & Authority
In this episode of the Aspiecast, I get a bit detailed but also a bit random, with my experiences on what its like to excel at work and get promoted, and then be struggling with new types of work interactions that are part of moving up the ladder in an organization. A big aspect for me that I came to realize a bit too late in life was that I had gained too much of a feeling of self-importance -- my authority carried over to non-work aspects of life.
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