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How an Entirely New, Autistic Way of Thinking Powers Silicon Valley

Reading an interview with Steve Jobs, I came across this quote: “The thing I love about Pixar is that it’s exactly like the LaserWriter.” What? The most successful animation studio in recent memory is “exactly like” a piece of technology from 1985? … Continue reading

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Have I Lost My Autism Diagnosis?

By Judy Endow, MSW I am a 57-year-old autistic woman who can navigate the world in a way that surprises some people when they find out I have autism. My teen years were spent in an institution, because people did not know what to … Continue reading

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Executive Function

On the surface, I function incredibly well. I get things done, I’m productive. And after years of practice, I make doing the little everyday things that most people do look thoughtless. But they’re not. I have to think about everything … Continue reading

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DON’T MOURN FOR US

[This article was published in the Autism Network International newsletter, Our Voice, Volume 1, Number 3, 1993. It is an outline of the presentation Jim gave at the 1993 International Conference on Autism in Toronto, and is addressed primarily to parents.] … Continue reading

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I have Asperger’s; I am just like you

By Michael Ryan, CNN Editor’s note: Michael Ryan is an assignment producer who works on the CNN.com homepage. (CNN) — I am not an expert on Asperger’s syndrome. But I am an expert on me, and I have Asperger’s. And attention deficit hyperactivity … Continue reading

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