I attended an Autism Conference recently and met Jennifer McIlwee Myers. I had the opportunity to hear about her experiences with Aspergers Syndrome. In many ways I can totally relate. I am on the spectrum as well. I am kind of a brainiac, was always ahead of my peers in taking tests, doing assignments in school. I was always behind them socially and athletically. It was good to hear her and Dr. Temple Grandin speak, it sheds light on some of my experiences in life. I have never really had any friends other than my wife. Neither of my brother’s in Law ever doing anything with me. I can not really connect with others very well. I get it, what is like to be on the autism spectrum.
A link to Jennifer McIlwee’s Facebook Page–> link!!
Here is an overview from the Autism Resource Center of Florida–>link
It was originally published on the autism digest–>link
Here is a link to Jennifer’s book on Future Horizon’s Website–>http://store.fhautism.com/p-765-how-to-teach-life-skills-to-kids-with-autism-or-aspergers.aspx
I was impressed by the book, and the speech which she gave with regards to the book as well.
Here is a brief overview from Future Horizons with Regards to Jennifer McIlwee Myers–>
Jennifer McIlwee Myers (that middle name is pronounced “Mac-uhl-wee”) was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in mid-2002 and has since spent much time and energy on absorbing and disseminating information about AS and other autism spectrum disorders. Her interest in researching these topics is driven not only by her own AS but also by her brother’s diagnosis of autism. Jennifer currently lives in sunny Southern California with her husband Gary.