I’ve worked with tons of people that I know who are on the spectrum – but now I think severe autism has really increased.
I was much influenced by Jean-Paul Sartre.
Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don’t want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn’t have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social ‘yak yaks.’
Ginsberg’s Collected Poems contains a wonderful poem about making it with Neal Cassady.
You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out.
Research is starting to show that a child should be engaged at least 20 hours a week. I do not think it matters which program you choose as long as it keeps the child actively engaged with the therapist, teacher, or parent for at least 20 hours a week.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. I have several stands around here.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
I have been on the same dose of anti-depressants for 15 years, and my nerves still go up and down in cycles; but my nerves are cycling at a lower level than they were before.
Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.