At this evening’s support group meeting, we will have a topic-focused discussion on how to give constructive criticism. We will refer to two of the tutorials listed on my page about Constructive criticism and responding gracefully to criticism.
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For those in our community who have lost their jobs as a result of the CoViD-19 crisis, here is a preliminary list of some links to lists of food pantries, soup kitchens, and other sources of free food in NYC.
This list is far from complete; I’ll add more to it as I find out about more resources.
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I think it’s useful to think of friendships as having several ingredients, each of which can be cultivated. The list below was handed out, by me, at a recent meeting of the Queens discussion group.
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I believe that the number of autistic children capable of being savants, if only their early childhood environment were more savant-friendly, is probably much greater than the number of autistic savants who have actually manifested their abilities.
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There is now a bill that has been introduced in the New York State Senate, S04750, which would establish a New York State Autism Council. I see some big problems with that bill.
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At the next several meetings of the Queens discussion group, we will have a series of discussions about friendship.
Below are some questions we can discuss. Some of these questions might take up an entire meeting, while in other cases we can most likely discuss two or three questions within one meeting.
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always known I was an oddball.
For most of my life, it never occurred to me that there would eventually be an official name for my general unusualness. I assumed it was just coincidence that I was an oddball in so many different ways.
Had I been born in the 1990’s or later, I almost certainly would have been diagnosed, as a child, with autism or maybe PDD-NOS. But, growing up in the 1960’s and 1970’s, I was just a weirdo.
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