This is Don.
He is a brainiac, a very successful science type inventor guy, who is making more money since he retired and decided to just have fun, than he did while he was working. He lives in Malibu.
I met him on the beach in the Bahamas.
I told him I had a daughter with Asperger's and he said, "That's what I have!"
He said he was able to be taught how to conduct himself during job interviews, and can "pass" for brief periods, but not long stretches.
We talked a bit about writing; he's been writing screen plays for fun, and he suggested I write a screenplay of my daughter Riley's life, the way I would like it to play out. You know, as an alternative to worrying about her.
He said in her moments of great fear(and he's been there), there is not much anyone can do, except "hold her hand through it."
This is her journey to figure out.
It helps so much to talk with those who have an inside understanding of what she is going through.
Rather than worry, write the story the way you want it to unfold.
I love the idea.
Michelle O'Neil explores family, spirituality, Asperger's, service dogs, law of attraction, homeschooling and other matters on her blog at www.fullsoulahead.com.