January 19, 2016

By Dan Coulter

     If you have Asperger Syndrome, do you find yourself arguing a lot?  

     If your arguments usually lead to raised voices and hard feelings, it's possible some negative Asperger tendencies are taking over your interactions.  Perhaps you...

September 3, 2014

By Dan Coulter

Live in the moment.  Prepare for the future.

Two good pieces of advice.  Success and happiness require a bit of both.

Balancing the present and future is hard enough for parents, but it can be even harder for our children who have Asperger Syndrome or simil...

July 30, 2014

By Dan Coulter

Who’s in your family?

It may be larger than you think.

My wife, Julie, and I recently went to her annual family reunion.  We showed a video there that we’d produced about several generations of family history using interviews and old photographs.  We inc...

December 16, 2013

By Dan Coulter

Trying to get your child with Asperger Syndrome to do his homework or chores before he plays his video games?

     Good luck.

     Scratch that.

     If luck was involved, your child's special interest would be his homework. What you n...

November 1, 2013

By Dan Coulter

I've long been an advocate of helping children with Asperger Syndrome and autism master social skills. Today, we'll look at another important skill: reading.

Helping your child learn to love reading is a reliable way of encouraging his or her future succes...

August 12, 2013

By Dan Coulter

I heard these expressions growing up:

     “He's a good egg.”

     “One bad apple can spoil the barrel.”

     I thought of them both the other day as I rode my bike next to the curb down a wide, empty street. A car zoomed up from behind a...

August 9, 2013

 

By Drew Coulter

 

 Why do so many of my people cling to the fantasy and science fiction genres? I myself spent middle school learning more about the Star Wars expanded universe than my English lessons, then I hit high school just in time for the anime invasion of the la...

July 16, 2013

By Dan Coulter

 "You say it best, when you say nothing at all,"  is a line from a country song by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz.  You may have heard the song in the movie, "Notting Hill."

     While written as part of a love song, the line also applies to oth...

June 18, 2013

By Dan Coulter

Your brain is an amazing organ. It can be your best friend. But it can also be dead wrong about some things.

For example, if you have Asperger Syndrome, your brain may absorb facts that interest you like a berserk vacuum cleaner. But it may also tell you...

May 9, 2013

 

 

By Dan Coulter
Ever talked to someone who complains about a problem, and then shoots down every idea you have to solve it? Of course you have.
     Ever done this yourself? Of course not...er...well, maybe.
      It's easy for any of us to get locked into a...

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