Who do you believe? It’s an important question for you and your children on the autism spectrum. It’s hard enough to counsel kids about who to trust on a personal level. But how about all the information they have access to through the media and the Internet?
An opportunity to help boys with Asperger Syndrome and similar forms of autism to "man up." I’m not talking about being macho. I’m talking about learning about things such as sexuality, protecting oneself from sexual predators, and using a public men's room.
It was the dead of winter in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. In the gathering darkness, Julie and I got off the snow-plowed highway and walked carefully across the icy restaurant parking lot toward our dinner break.
“How are you tonight?”
“We’re great. How are you?”
That’s when our waiter, in the midst of the clatter and chatter of the dining room, went off-script. He smiled wryly and said, “Living the dream.”