Introduction…

Discovering the REAL me… after 57 years! Thanks for visiting my personal blog. I’m John Counsel from Melbourne, Australia — and I’m an Aspie. In other words, I have Asperger’s Syndrome, a neurological divergence — not a mental illness — plus I have some of its common companion conditions, including Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) and …

Aspie Rap Anthem

Aussie rapper and DJ LJ Jesse releases a new, biographical song about her life as an Aspie… and it’s a really neat example of calming audio! by John Counsel LJ Jesse is a member of our Aspergers Help Australia Facebook Group who’s both a rapper and a DJ who pens and records her own songs. …

Persuading Aspies

How to persuade an Aspie to change their mind, attitude and behaviour By John Counsel A couple of things to bear in mind when dealing with Aspies…Value propositions: These are useful and fundamentally logical, but may be totally thwarted by irrational fears — which are emotional. Challenging their fears: again, this may be a rational …

Managing Diversity

How do we encourage Equality of Opportunity without falling for the counterfeit of Equality of Outcome? By JOHN COUNSEL Let me state, for the record, that I am politically unaligned. I choose the candidates for election for whom I vote according to the principles, policies and programs they espouse… and I hold them publicly accountable, …

Autism Awareness

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Why I'm totally OPEN about having Asperger’s Syndrome By John Counsel I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome on Christmas Eve, 24 December 2002. It was the best Christmas gift I've ever received, and I celebrate that date as “Liberation Day”, because I was finally able to begin to understand myself and take control of my life… …

DISCOVERY! Is this yet another common, traumatic childhood experience that causes Autism?

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By John Counsel Study these four photos below carefully — then compare them with the four photos above and see if you can identify the things they all have in common that are obviously traumatising all these children against their wills. (The main difference is that this invasive procedure doesn’t put anything into their bodies; …

The Process of Mastery

By JOHN COUNSEL This tutorial is about the process behind the classic transition from Unconscious Incompetence to Unconscious Competence. Legend: The vertical axis of the graph represents control (top) andabsence of control (bottom). The horizontal axis represents time. Stage 1a: Unconscious Incompetence — we think we’re in control… until something happens to make us realise the truth about our delusions… Stage 1b: Unconscious Incompetence — this is where we really were, all along. Ignorant of our own ignorance and incompetence. …