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Monday, November 4, 2013

Interview with Nat

I am writing a fourth book, my third autism experience book. The working title is: “Autism Adulthood: Living a Fulfilled Life on the Autism Spectrum.” The book is to be largely based on interviews with people up and down the spectrum and their families. I will weave in my own narrative with Nat’s experience throughout the book. I decided to try interviewing Nat. I typed the questions and read each one to him, one at a time, with a lot of silent waiting so that he could come up with the answers. He would then say his answers and start typing. He would hesitate, and I would say, “Go ahead, Nat, type it.” And he would. Here is the transcript to the interview:

Interview with Nat

Do you work?

Yes

 

What is your job

Job is like caregs shas

 

Do you like what you do?

Do like do

 

Do you have friends that you do things with?

danna

 

Do you exercise?

Exercise do tradml

 

What do you like to do at your home?

Gemse

 

5 comments

First- I’m already excited for your book! Great topic! Second, I love Nat’s interview! It was just a little thrill to see his words on my screen πŸ™‚

— added by Suzette on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 12:04 am

Thank you! πŸ™‚

— added by Susan Senator on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 6:15 am

Hello My name is Keegan and I am commenting on behalf of the Sluis Academy. We are a company that works with children with Autism and is based just outside of Vancouver BC. I have read all of your blog and I appreciate your realistic style of work. I had a question regarding funding once Nat became over the age of 18, Have you had any luck getting further funding? Were also thinking about developing a program within our company that would teach life skills to young adults with autism and other special needs to help each individual prepare to join the work force, Do you feel that this would benefit your son? Im just looking for an opinion regarding if you feel it would be worth while?. Thank you for your time.

— added by Keegan Sluis on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Hi Susan,

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(Enter the promo code “PSYCHTODAY” for free access and please feel free to forward the link to others!)

— added by Psychology Today on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Truth be told I was hoping you’d do an “adult book”. Can’t wait!

— added by kim mccafferty on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm

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