A conversation with David Finch, author of The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband, about how learning he has Aspergers helped him to stop blaming himself for the difficulties he had in relationships, and opened up a path to overcoming them.
In this conversation Temple Grandin vividly describes the various sensory ways that autistic people like herself experience the world differently from the ‘neurotypical’ majority. She also discusses a number of strategies to help autistic children reach their full potential.
This is part two of my conversation with Mike who spent seven years in federal prison. Mike talks about his experiences participating in a group inside the prison called the Jericho Circle which he credits with teaching him emotional literacy and authenticity. Indeed the work he did with the Jericho Circle enabled him to reunite with his son after he was released. Mike now goes back into prison to help lead circles for the men inside, not only to give back, but also because it helps keep him connected to what makes him feel most free.