Being different is fabulous. You know it. We know it. And. Being different isn’t always easy…especially if you’re not hanging out with the right kind of friends.
The right kind of friends change everything. They can show you how to laugh even when you step on a Lego or nobody else gets the fabulous “Princess Bride” reference you just made. The right friends can teach you how to celebrate, even when your kid or your student or your self doesn’t quite match everyone else’s version of awesome.
Because the right kind of friends help you be — you-i-er — by your side. All the way. That’s us. That’s Asperkids. We’re that kind of friend. And we’re really glad you showed up.
I’ve never written fiction. Never ever. But guess what I keep getting asked to do. You’ve got it. Especially where teens and young adults are concerned, fiction is often the best way to “get around” anxiety about being different….well, even MORE different (because who ISN’T anxiety-ridden and different-feeling at that age?!)… Tell me a story, and I may recognize parts of myself in many places.