How to give constructive criticism

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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Free food resources in NYC

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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Forthcoming discussions about friendship

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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My life as one of the many belatedly-diagnosed autistic older people

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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