Thursday, September 30, 2010

Article: A Door to Advocacy and Leadership for Asperger's and a Special Kind of Fame

Just drawing your attention to an article of mine which has appeared on the SOS Research Blog;

A Door to Advocacy and Leadership for Asperger's and a Special Kind of Fame
Thanks to Danette M. Schott for providing me with this opportunity.

Unfortunately this article is no longer available on the SOS Research site, I have reposted it here.


Danette said...

Gavin,thank you for such a wonderful and insightful post!

Caitlin Wray said...

Oh wow Gavin, you know I love everything you write but this, this is just magnificent!

Can I repost at Welcome to Normal (I'll credit you and provide a link to Danette's site too).


Miguel Palacio said...

Gavin, the link now points to an article on cardiography.

Gavin Bollard said...

Thanks for pointing that out Miguel. I've updated the article and reposted it here.

A Door to Advocacy and Leadership for Asperger’s and a Special Kind of Fame.

Miguel Palacio said...

Thank you for reposting this.

Fame can be a curse to some people too. I too would opt for success, without the fame.

And I totally agree: The more you're understanding of yourself, the more forgiving you are of others. I used to be quite unyielding with others, but I have simmered down quite a bit and continue to do so the more and more I know about myself.

I think also sometimes we are blinded by the apparent deficits that we can't see some of the positive attributes. I also see as the deficits are overcome, the positive attributes start to shine through.

The way I see it is if I can do what I can to best overcome my shortcomings and help others overcome theirs this also multiplies the number of doors that open.

It's like how to help ourselves and each other go from special to even more special, in a way that contributes to a better understanding and our own fulfillment as well as that for society.