Beyond Autism and a Dead Dog on Broadway

http://iggygarcia.com/?p=776 by | Apr 24, 2015 | Asperger's Syndrome, autism, autistic spectrum, Broadway, cliches, dogs, London, Mark Haddon, math, neurotypical, pet rats, puppies, SATS, sensory processing, small talk, tantrums, Temple Grandin, touch, trains

     If you haven’t seen the Broadway play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” hurry over to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and get tickets.  This not-to-be missed show is based on the 2003 award-winning mystery novel by British writer, Mark Haddon. What...

Anti-Semitic Fever and Holocaust Remembrance Day

order provigil uk by | Apr 17, 2015 | anti-Semitism, Charlie Hebdo, college, Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, France, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jews, Ku Klux Klan, Mt. Holyoke, quenelle, Stanford, Vassar, World War II

     Back in the 1970s, when I left my parents’nest for Vassar College, I never worried about anti-Semitism. Only a train ride from New York City, I felt safe and accepted at my home away from home. Vassar, in particular, had been welcoming to a diverse...

Powers of Persuasion

by | Apr 10, 2015 | autism, Ayn Rand, baby boomers, Compelling People, criminals, disablity, empty nesters, Hillary Clinton, Hitler, Martin Luther King, Oprah, Osama bin Laden, psychopaths, Robert Kennedy, terrorists, The Beatles

     Wouldn’t it be great to have such a compelling personality that you could persuade people to buy your product, adopt your point of view, or follow you to the ends of the earth?  I promise I wouldn’t be a psychopath, and I’d really enjoy that kind of power. ...

World Autism Awareness Day

   What a difference a year can make!  Remember when I wrote about April being devoted to “autism awareness” last year?  (See “April and Autism,” 4/4/14).  I shared my conviction that a single month of “awareness” was absurdly insufficient to resolve the complex...

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