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Jean

Name: Jean
Interests, hobbies, obsessions, perseverations etc: Self-advocacy, making a go of Dancing Mind Press, & my only ever-present obsession, writing--my gift & my lifeline.
Year of birth: 1949
Profession, area of study, etc: Teach rhetoric & writing full-time at a community college. Same college for going on 17 years. Did tech. writing before. I'm taking very slow but pretty sure steps toward the incarnation of Dancing Mind Press. Writing a book in my head about neurological hegemony.
Where you live in the world: Michigan, USA
Marital status, # of kids etc.: married (second time) to hub with combat-induced PTSD (Vietnam), an Asperger son (b. 1985), and an NT daughter (b. 1986)
Personal webpage url: perpetually under construction but : http://www.dancingmind.info
Comments: Buy this book!: Women from Another Planet? [isbn:1-4107-3431-5 ) conversations & writings by and about women on the autism spectrum.http://www.authorhouse.com or http://www.amazon.com (great reviews!)

If you're reading this to find out about us, please be an ally. When you have, say, co-workers on the spectrum, observe the way they are treated by peers and superiors, listen to their stories, stand up for principle when the organization or people in it, whether directly or indirectly (through hurtful policies and behavior), deal a blow to the ASD person. Also, know that there are in your midst people with atypical neuro-biology who take great pains to disguise it in order to pass every day. Look out for damaging practices and behaviors, even when you can't imagine anyone around you being ASD. If you do everyone will benefit. TIA.


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