Thursday, March 18, 2010

Asperger Syndrome and the Workplace

Gwen Parkes has profiled Temple Grandin and me on AOL Jobs in "Asperger's Can Aid The Workplace," in which Ms. Parkes discusses the challenges we face at work, and how we can best contribute.

As of now, it's still the second most popular article on AOL Jobs. It came up on AOL's own front page this morning, and I fielded calls and emails for most of today.

On another note, Emily asked me last night if I'd called a blawger (blogger who writes about the law) demanding he take my name off his blog.

J: I don't know what you're talking about. Who was this blawger?

M: He said you called him....

J: What is his name?

M: I found him by Googling your's one of the first links to come up....

J: What. is. his. name??

M: I don't know - I'm sorry.

So, I run downstairs, fire up Google and eventually find Mark Bennett's post. Mr. Bennett is an interesting defense lawyer - with whom I strongly disagree on certain issues but whom I respect, not least for his willingness to question authority.

I printed it out and ran back upstairs. When Emily stepped out of the bathroom, I showed it to her:

J: Did you scroll down and read the entire post?

M: I did...I'm sorry.

J: Didn't you see the line "No" in there?

M: I read above and below it...I must have missed the "No" itself.

The morals of the story:

(1) Life is so often in the details.

(2) I'm not as unique in all respects as some people might think.

(3) Emily, I love you. You're always a lioness where I'm concerned.

1 comment:

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

What a coincidence! There's probably another Tanya Savko out there somewhere too!