TELECONFERENCE: Why Am I Surrounded by “Aspies”?

This Teleconference is only for Members of the private membership group, ASPERGER SYNDROME & RELATIONSHIPS: Life with an Adult on the Autism Spectrum. Click here for membership details and to register for this call.

Topic: TELECONFERENCE: Why Am I Surrounded by “Aspies”?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Has this awareness dawned on you yet? If you hang around this membership group long enough, you will soon start to ask yourself this question. As you explore your relationship with your ASD loved one (s), there emerges a niggling feeling that you are very familiar with the dynamic of ASD/NT relating.

In fact, it’s part of your healing process, as you take back your life and stop waiting for your “Aspie” to . . . be anything other than who they are. Slowly, slowly, it occurs to you that there have been others and still are others in your life. Parents, children, neighbors, coworkers and friends who are on the Spectrum.

It’s not that you see Spectrum behavior in everyone now. Nope. First, as a kind, considerate and open minded person, you are very accepting of the “Asperger” style. but there may be more to it than this.

It may be that you realize you have been forever altered by the “Aspies” in your life. . .and that you are inexplicably drawn to them. After all we are comforted by what (and who we know), even if these relationships can be painful, infuriating and demoralizing.

At this Teleconference we will discuss this phenomenon, that many of us know all too well. But we will also discuss how to free up your ability to make conscious choices, rather than to quietly follow choices laid out in the past.

Please come to the call with a private place to listen and chat.

This call is only for members of ASPERGER SYNDROME & RELATIONSHIPS: Life with an Adult on the Autism Spectrum. Please register at

2 Replies to “TELECONFERENCE: Why Am I Surrounded by “Aspies”?”

  1. This is so true. I had a young male Aspie at work who oncelstarted applying his patronising “Father knows best” paternalism to me along with the typical “coming up behind you and paw your back” power play. This commenced when our joint supervisor was on leave and he temporarily became team leader. My daughter had a young male colleague who she had been at college with, and scored better grades than him, who was put in charge of a project team she was assigned to and he started patronising her, treating her as his daughter. My wife, a health professional teaching clinical practice at her old school took on a younger fellow professional as an assistant and he started interfering with her running of the clinic and syllabus, telling them he knew better than her behind her back and disciplining the students safety wear when he was standing beside her.

    However I now realise one of her older colleges from their training days is Aspergic, as is her sister and her son, as would have been their father I am sure, plus now one of our young grandsons probably, plus a now deceased distant relative of her father, and two grand daughters of this fellow (altho not their mother), one probably being more along the autistic spectrum than just Aspergers.

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