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.
Jennifer’s “Insider” in Autism Asperger’s Digest is the only regular magazine column written for teens & 20-somethings by an Aspie. ….Did you ever read those Dick and Jane books? You know. “See Dick run. Look, Jane! It is a ball!” That kind of thing. Well, in ninth grade, I was cast as Sally in our school play, which was a parody of the “shiny, happy” world of Dick, Jane, their little sister (me),