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Mark

Name: Mark Sachnik (Nicknamed Allo)
Interests, hobbies, obsessions, perseverations etc: Bicycling, Photography (mostly landscapes, architecture, historical sites), Military History, Sports (especially football), Dinosaurs, Politics
Year of birth: 1956
Profession, area of study, etc: Technology buyer at a major university; Education: Bachelors of Science Degree in Management
Where you live in the world: Richardson, Texas
Marital status, # of kids etc.: Single
Personal webpage url: None as of yet.
Comments: I am an adult with Autism/Asperger who was diagnosed at an early age (language delay and sensory issues led to the diagnosis). With a lot of help from family and friends, I became verbal and was "socialized" to where I could start school and operate at or above grade level academically. I benefited from growing up in a very large (8 siblings) and sociable family. For the most part, I can "pass" as NT although there are a few minor "oddities" that from time to time will get me into trouble. I am the 1st Vice President of the Autism Society of Collin County (url; http://www.autism-ascc.org/) and help facilitate teenage self advocacy groups as well as speak to teachers, parents, and professionals about adolescent and adult issues.

I rode my bicycle 10,000 total miles and completed 25 rides of 100 or more miles in 2007


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