), and partly because of the things that can end up being said if you think they’re not listening. When I worked in special education, on principle I always talked to the nonverbal students.I never expected any kind of communication in response, because that wasn’t the point.
Today, I’m going to share some habits that I’ve seen in a wide variety of contexts: some of them in my career in education (mainstream and special), some of them from people dealing with me as a man with Asperger Syndrome, some of them I’ve seen in the form of internet comments, and so on.
poses for a photo with his girlfriend Amy Reimann in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 23, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia.
(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)Dale Earnhardt Jr talks to fiance Amy Reimann on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Fire Keepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 12, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan.
In fact (although I may be biased here), I think his Asperger’s actually just makes him awesome.
Sadly, it’s his severe anxiety that presents him with his biggest challenge.