Beyond Adversity

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Explaining Autism

2015-0310 Autism

Information in the following video could have been presented with a little more emotion and energy, but the content provides a good overview of autism spectrum disorder, more commonly referred to as autism. I recognize that not everybody who reads this post regularly interacts with autistic people, but I believe the information in this post might interest anyone who is a survivor of any adversity. You may have more in common with an autistic person than you realize. For example,

  1. Do people misunderstand your intentions?
  2. Do you have difficulty communicating your plan?
  3. Are you trapped in a body you cannot fully control?

You cannot expect people to be aware of your adversity unless you are aware of their adversity.


Thanks to Google for helping me find the video; YouTube for hosting the video; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text I used in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.