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Someone recently asked me about whether or not one had to pray in a church setting in order to be a good person, as opposed, for example, to private prayer in one’s own home.

My response was that the answer to this question (more…)

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Well if you’re looking for a worthwhile and timely read, you might check out the following Brianna Abbott article, which was published today in Spectrum:

Use of certain social strategies linked to anxiety in autism

Paradoxical anxiety

The first paragraph of Abbot’s article gives us a good sense (more…)

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Well today is the first day of Ramadan, which is more or less the Islamic version of Lent.  It is a time of fasting, prayer, almsgiving, and spiritual renewal.

According to Muslim belief, Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad.  It leads up to a final period (more…)

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Let’s do a quick summary.  Here are some key points from part 4 regarding the premise of Forming Horizons: (more…)

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Ok — let me start by quoting myself:

[W]hen it comes to understanding people and their perspectives, nothing works better than encounter.

Encounter is, however, a formidable prospect for many people on the autism spectrum. And let’s face it, (more…)

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Okay — so in part 1 we talked bout my former autism website, Forming Horizons, and about a more traditional understanding of the word horizons as denoting limits rather than limitlessness.

Then in part 2 we talked about how, working within the “horizons” an ASD diagnosis brings (to all parties involved), we can discover and realize a greater range of possibilities than we thought existed by giving form to the potential inherent therein.

(“Potential” and “horizons” are interchangeable terms for our purposes — hence, Forming Horizons).

But we also recognized that it’s not that easy, that there are very real challenges that need to be faced.  I maintain that perception is a key source of both trouble and, more importantly, opportunity. (more…)

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We left off talking about my former autism website, Forming Horizons, and about a more traditional understanding of the word horizons as denoting limits rather than limitlessness. (more…)

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