Autism n Aspergers

Exile is Not The Solution to Social Problems

Exile is Not The Solution to Social Problems


October 18, 2017    Aaron Parsons

I’ve been seeing a number of concerning posts these days about people pushing what is essentially exile as a solution to a lot of our social problems.

The Day After World Mental Health Day

The Day After World Mental Health Day


October 11, 2017    Aaron Parsons

Today is the day after World Mental Health Day. I’m not sure why I missed it.

I Struggle with Aspergers Am I #Blessed or What?

I Struggle with Aspergers Am I #Blessed or What?


August 27, 2017    Aaron Parsons

We use the word blessed way too lightly. I struggle with Aspergers. I have many reasons not to use the hashtag #blessed

Music: An Ideal Match with a Neuro-diverse Brain

Music: An Ideal Match with a Neuro-diverse Brain


August 23, 2017    Aaron Parsons

Musical therapy is a generally misunderstood treatment method for an individual struggling with autism, yet it shouldn’t be dismissed while talking about alternatives. Strugglers with autism, who receive musical therapy, have the potential to change in personality and learning aptitude. Music associates with the non-verbal piece of our brains, making it an ideal match with […]

Socials and Meltdowns: Autism and Socializing

Socials and Meltdowns: Autism and Socializing


August 20, 2017    Aaron Parsons

A sort-of meltdown at a social I attended a few months ago confirmed that my struggles on the autism/Aspergers spectrum really suck on a physical level (also, welcome to the early 30s Mr. Parsons). By the way, a social in Manitoba Canada is a provincial slang term for a huge kickin’ party to fund-raise for […]

Getting Stuck: Rituals, Routine, Obsessions, and Aspergers

Getting Stuck: Rituals, Routine, Obsessions, and Aspergers


August 13, 2017    Aaron Parsons

Rituals, routine, and obsessions are a featured characteristic of those who struggle with Aspergers. This is unfortunately one of my weaknesses known as getting stuck. It is also an occasional strength when writing or talking about something I’m passionate about. In order to cope with anxiety and stress that comes from the crazy nutty world […]

Making Peace: Autism and Acceptance

Making Peace: Autism and Acceptance


August 9, 2017    Aaron Parsons

I attended a geek/fandom-based bible study last year. It’s a small group full of Christians who are into geeky things. It’s pretty cool actually. We were talking about Pokemon, Jonah Chapter 4, and making peace that evening. I’m not a Pokemon fan but I have tried one of the early RPGs on a Gameboy and […]

Repetitive Homework: Autism and Repetitive Stuff

Repetitive Homework: Autism and Repetitive Stuff


August 4, 2017    Aaron Parsons

When I talk about Homework, I’m not talking about the subjects I’ve learn in school or college. The older I get, the more frustrated I am with schoolwork, especially when having to pencil in a part time job. College students all over America and Europe know exactly what I’m talking about. Homework is Daft Punk’s […]

Getting Over Shyness and Other Autism Myths

Getting Over Shyness and Other Autism Myths


August 3, 2017    Aaron Parsons

So I was talking to a person who I thought was a friend. We had gone back years. He saw how I grew and struggled with Aspergers Syndrome throughout the years but I made the error of not telling him until a slightly heated conversation we had. I still believe he saw how I tried […]

Rising Up: Autism and Awareness

Rising Up: Autism and Awareness


August 2, 2017    Aaron Parsons

Is autism or autism awareness on the rise? Let’s talk and get right into it as there are a ton of factors to consider when discussing the two subjects rising up. On one hand, any disease has the potential to undergo a similar process of awareness. Take cancer for example. It is possible cancer could […]

Will My Autistic Friend/Child Be Saved? Autism and Romans 10:9

Will My Autistic Friend/Child Be Saved? Autism and Romans 10:9


August 1, 2017    Aaron Parsons

Disclaimer: The words in the post may or may not be edited as I’m still trying to figure things out with the Lord’s help. I understand it’s a very sensitive subject and will be eventually consulting with Christians who minister with mental abuse or work in autistic ministries to help me polish this post. Not […]

Look At Me: Autism and Eye Contact

Look At Me: Autism and Eye Contact


August 1, 2017    Aaron Parsons

“Look at me…LOOK AT ME!” My supervisor has a way of getting people’s attention. He could be wondering why or if my right eye has taken five minutes to itself. As you guess, I have trouble with eye contact ‘I’m looking at you, idiot.’ I thought to myself wishing I could say that out loud. […]