June 13, 2016

By Dan Coulter

Do you know someone with Asperger Syndrome who has trouble letting go of painful memories?  This is not listed as a symptom of the condition, but I'm aware of a number of people who have negative Asperger-related flashbacks.  I wondered how common this is...

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 9, 2014

By Dan Coulter

We don’t know our children’s limits. And that’s a good thing. 

Oh, we may know the limits we see today. But they’re not locked in stone, thanks to something called neuroplasticity or “cortical re-mapping.” In layman’s terms, neuroplasticity is the abilit...

August 20, 2014

By Dan Coulter

Ever gotten frustrated when you’ve failed?  I have.  It’s especially hard when you feel that you’re somehow failing as a parent – or that your child is failing at something and you can’t fix the problem.

If you’re trying hard and you’ve made repeated...

June 11, 2014

By Dan Coulter

I’ve had a taste of acclaim a number of times in my life.

     The first time that stands out was riding on the bus to an “away” basketball game in junior high school. The cheerleaders were doing that “Bill, Bill, he’s our man, if he can’t do it, David...

May 21, 2014

By Dan Coulter

Ever been frustrated or embarrassed by something one of your kids said or did in public? The stares of strangers can feel like bullets.  

If your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, you may sometimes feel like you’ve been machine-gunned.Wou...

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 12, 2013

 

by Dan Coulter

     I read a New York Times column recently by Bruce Feiler about the the way the fashion industry is marketing sexually oriented clothes to his 8 year old daughters.  The column was called "This Life" and the subhead was "A Line Between Sweet and Skimp...

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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