So, without further ado, I am proud to present my article, "Miss Peach Strikes Out," and a sidebar that I also wrote, "The Naughty Autie's Top Five Dating Tips for Girls with Asperger's Syndrome," both of which are featured in the Fall 2008 of the ASCEND Newsletter.
In other news, I am also excited to announce that another article I wrote, "I Can Cook, I Can Write: Prenatal Testing, Asperger's Syndrome, and the Journey to Existence," has been accepted for publication in the February '09 issue of Autism Spectrum Quarterly magazine! I am also being interviewed by Liane Holliday Wiley in the "C.E.O.: Celebrating Excellence and Originality" column for the November '08 issue, as a lead-in piece. So I will post links to the articles here as they become available. Don't forget to look for the hard copy issues on newsstands, too!
In terms of public speaking engagements, I have several events that are occurring this month. On October 19th, I will be performing a reading at Herstory's 12th Anniversary Gala Luncheon at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. On October 26th, I am facilitating a workshop for parents of children on the spectrum at the Special Day for Special Kids event at the West Hills Day Camp in Huntington, NY. Finally, I am scheduled to speak at two social skills group meetings at the JCC in Manhattan; one on October 21st, the other on November 4th. I'll also be co-chairing, along with my business manager and friend Nicole Turon-Diaz, a vendor table at Kean University's "Autism: Putting the Pieces Together" conference on November 21st. There is also the potential that I may be speaking at the conference. I'll be sure to let you all know how that pans out.
This bears little repeating, but, I (obviously) have quite a busy schedule ahead of me these next few months. I'm also going through a bit of personal turmoil at the moment, trying to find a new apartment in which to live with my friend Dan, as my current situation is coming to a close and I'll need to move out of here soon. Sigh. So much to do, so little time. I'll see you folks at the next bend in the road.