Hi. We’re Asperkids: It’s Nice To Meet You.

Autism isn’t usually thought of as funny.  And you know what? It isn’t always funny. Sometimes it can be crazy-making. Isolating. Scary.

But that’s really true of any life…if you’re not hanging out with the right kind of friends.

The right friends can show you how to laugh even when there’s coffee in your hair (or ears….or eyes). That’s us.  That’s Asperkids. The RIGHT kind of friend.

Asperkids has become more than books or a company…it’s become a “world wide movement” (We didn’t say that!) because we believe in “no big deal” and “we can do hard things,”

…in smart ideas spoken simply

…in “rock, paper, scissors, Spock”

…and in “life is short: use more glitter.”

From first-person insight, Jennifer takes being, raising, teaching and loving folks on the autism spectrum very seriously.

She just doesn’t take herself too seriously.

Because when you can balance wit and wisdom there’s always room to discover joy-if you choose to.

There’s always a way to see the “AWESOME.” Even when you step on a Lego. With coffee in your hair.

liberate

 

The Box: Show Anxiety Where It Can Go

Anxiety. It is, by far, the single-biggest obstacle that gets in the way of nearly everything spectrum folks have to think about….do….learn….and try. You may see meltdowns. Or tantrums. Or arguments. Or questioning. Or procrastination. Or freezing-up. But what you’re really seeing, if you peel away the bandage, is fear. Maybe fear of rejection – […]

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Q&A: Girls, Women, and Getting a REAL Diagnosis

  Every day, we’re honored to receive questions from folk all around the world — here’s another we’d love to share with everyone (because good information is NOT something to keep to yourself!): Q. Dear Jennifer, I want you to know how much I have learned from all your writings.  I can’t thank you enough!  I […]

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There’s No Right Way to Be a Girl

  An Excerpt from Jennifer’s up-coming 6th book: The Spectrum Chick’s (Secret) Book of Awesomeness:                                                                             How to […]

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Stuffed Allies & Dignity: How Understanding Anxiety Can Help Save the Day

This article was originally written for the Autism Society of North Carolina – but more than any other piece I’ve offered to another publication, every repost of “Stuffed Allies & Dignity” receives thousands and thousands of views. Why? Because the message matter – and the kids need us to understand. So with gratitude to ASNC for the […]

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My Own Ruby Slippers

From Jennifer’s “Insider” column for tweens & teens in the Sept/Oct 2014 issue of Autism Asperger’s Digest AND a part of the upcoming book, Sisterhood of the Spectrum…. 10 minutes: What happens when you discover that your pinchy, gauche, most troublesome “flaw” is actually your greatest strength…and your ticket home? Magic. I want you to […]

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