He still doesn't talk much but his disposition has improved with decreased scowls, cuss words and rantings about how unfair everyone/life has been to him. He has been successfully employed and works his butt of 7 days a week, one with an oil field service company and the other at a pizza place, which I think is his social life.He still wants to get out of Alaska but at least we are having conversations about making realistic long term plans.
A Pennsylvania writer and artist who wasn’t diagnosed with AS until he was 41, Matthews possesses all of the tell-tale signs of high-functioning autism — remarkable intelligence, social awkwardness, a wealth of personality tics and other idiosyncrasies.
Occasionally a viewer might feel like the film is making him appear more eccentric than he really is (the questioning about his masturbation practices was certainly intrusive and unnecessary), but for the most part Sokolow’s subject comes across as disarmingly relatable. By painting his romantic tribulations as akin to a cultural difference (Matthews’ own analogy) instead of a mental condition, the viewer is able to see him as a decent man adapting to strange customs rather than as some ineffably different “other.” Indeed, from its opening frame, the movie practically invites its audience to shout feedback and advice back at the screen.
You were the only person that gave us sensible advice..psychologist and other mental health specialist were no help at all.
~ Chris & Carmen S." If you have tried talking, screaming, punishing, pleading, and negotiating -- but your teen still walks all over you…
• The man’s lack of social and conversational skills can lead to his being perceived as the “silent stranger” whose social naivety can be transformed by a partner who is a natural expert on empathy and socializing.
There is a universality to the suffering captured in “Aspie Seeks Love,” a new documentary by Julie Sokolow that premiered at Cinequest over the weekend.
We followed your advice and you were right, he did not fail.
He has been home 6 months now and we have seen a fair amount of improvement in him.
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