Everyone Exists on a Spectrum


Fish Climbing Trees

Einstein once said, “Everybody’s a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life thinking it’s stupid.”


Labor Day


Trying to “look normal”



Happy Thanksgiving from Aspergers101!

I find it appropriate today to offer thanks for our Autism Community and it’s supporters! Humbled by your uniqueness and perseverance I applaud all of those on the spectrum and their families who encourage and sacrifice. Appropriate to those seeking knowledge and facts, below is how America came to offer a day of Thanksgiving as a holiday. One woman, her persistence, faith and penmanship combined with the power of our beloved President Lincoln, brought this day into existence. Happy Thanksgiving to our readers in the States and around the World.  -Jennifer Allen & The Aspergers101 Team

Abraham Lincoln and Sarah Josepha Hale

The true story below: (Note: be sure and read through President Lincolns Proclamation of Thanksgiving posted at the end of the blog!)

On October 3, 1863, with the nation embroiled in a bloody Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation setting aside the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanks, setting the precedent for the modern holiday we celebrate today.

Secretary of State William Seward wrote it and Abraham Lincoln issued it, but much of the credit for the proclamation should probably go to a woman named Sarah Josepha Hale. A prominent writer and editor, Hale had written the children’s poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” originally known as “Mary’s Lamb,” in 1830 and helped found the American Ladies Magazine, which she used a platform to promote women’s issues.


Letter From the Editor: New Blog Schedule!

Is there a favorite blog that you follow? Do you have a favorite topic on Aspergers101?

Letter From the Editor

Starting this week you can now follow the Aspergers101 blogs on a daily posting schedule! Visit Aspergers101.org on one of the specified days below to catch the newest post from your favorite bloggers.

  • Sunday: Education K-12 with Lisa Rogers
  • Monday: Education College with Marc Ellison
  • Tuesday: Medical with the doctors of the Autism Community Network
  • Wednesday: Top of the Spectrum News and Employment with Maggie Cromeens
  • Thursday: Social Development with John Habershon
  • Friday: Autistically Speaking/Autalkz and Family with Katherine Goodsell and Jennifer Allen

-Brie Lemos, Senior Editor

Introducing: AutismSees!

On occasion you witness greatness. Individuals collectively brainstorm a service/product that will enhance, no, change lives. I feel this is the case with our Aspergers101 blogger Alix Generous. Alix is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and she knows from an early life of challenges how difficult speaking and employment can be for those on the higher end of the Autism Spectrum. So she and a team have created an app called AutismSees. Watch the video and contribute to what surely you’ll be reading about in the medical journals soon! So proud of Alix and her team and to introduce to you their product AutismSees!  – Jennifer Allen

You may read more about AutismSees here and contribute toward the making of the app (until September 1st 2014) at Seedkicks.