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Growing Up Without a Spectrum
Born in the '60s, J.R. as a child and adult exhibited what we now know are the classic signs of autism and Asperger's. Diagnosed at age 46, he was out of high school and college before they started diagnosing autism in kids.
Mocked and bullied by teachers, classmates, and employers, he has an interesting story of growing up thinking he was just a weird person.
Supported Decision Making
What's the difference between guardianship and supported decision making?
Listen as J.R. explains why supported decision making can be the best thing for those with developmental disabilities, and in fact, how each and every one of us engages in it each day.
Bullying is a huge problem in the developmental disability community both with kids and adults.
J.R. will discuss the facts, stats, and offer solutions on how to report it, and stop it from happening to you or your loved ones.
Asperger's Is My Superpower
J.R. is an adult with what the DSM used to call Asperger's Syndrome..
It's a form of autism marked by problems with being socially awkward, along with intelligence and some repetitive behaviors.
Would J.R. change being an Aspie?