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Stephen Borgman
Works at PRA Behavioral, LLC, DeVry, Ravenswood Hospital, Northwest Community Hospital, Allendale Association
Attended Trinity International University
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Hello, everyone.  I love hearing from Aspergers/autism parents, and in this interview, Shawna from Thoughts of an Introverted Matriarch blog, shares her thoughts on #parentingadvice   #friendship  and more.  Enjoy!
There’s always a solution to everything: it just takes a while to figure it out” Shawna This podcast episode introduces us to Shawna, from the blog, Thoughts of an Introverted Matriarch. Shawna shares her thoughts with us, in this episode, abo...
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My family and I took a vacation in Venezuela, South America one summer. We found ourselves in the middle of a town whose streets layout made no sense, and we wondered how we were going to get from point A to point B, since there were no street maps or…
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Barbara Bissonnette is a certified coach who provides job and career coaching to Aspergers/autism adults. As a coach, she provides learning, support, and strategies to: choose the right job or career manage the job search process learn interviewing skills…
Barbara Bissonnette is a certified coach who provides job and career coaching to Aspergers/autism adults. As a coach, she provides learning, support, and strategies to: choose the right job or career manage the job search process learn interviewing skills plan a disclosure strategy handle a disciplinary action communicate with colleagues understand and meet employer expectations manage time, […]
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"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.  -Frederick Douglass

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Living life with autism/Aspergers in a neurotypical society can erode self-worth and self-esteem. Here are 7 tips for building self confidence.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thrivewithaspergers/Building_Self_Confidence.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson When you are young and traits that are part of who you are receive negative reactions from people- especially from parents and teachers- it can […]
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"He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”  Rudyard Kipling

Here are six parenting quotes from autism parents, including +John Elder Robison +musingsofanaspie +Brian R. King  and more.
“He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”  Rudyard Kipling I’m not just talking about any old parenting quotes. I’m talking about parenting quotes from parents who’ve been there.  I’m talking about parenting quotes from ladies and gentleman who themselves have Aspergers or autism and have been […]
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There’s always a solution to everything: it just takes a while to figure it out” Shawna This podcast episode introduces us to Shawna, from the blog, Thoughts of an Introverted Matriarch. Shawna shares her thoughts with us, in this episode, about writing,…
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Job search, accommodations strategy, communication tips -- they're all here in this Aspergers Employment Help episode from Barbara Bissonnette, certified coach.   #aspergersemploymenthelp  
As an Aspergers adult, are you frustrated with the job search, interview, job accommodations process? A certified coach offers Aspergers employment help.
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"Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them"  – Bill Ayers

What are some tips you would like to give to parents raising their kids?  

http://www.myaspergers.net/parenting-aspergers-children-and-teens/11-parenting-advice-tips-from-autism-adults/
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Thanks so much for your kind encouragement, +Rod Wintour and +Kathleen Tehrani !
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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.  -Frederick Douglass Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them. – Bill Ayers Have you ever wished you could time…
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Living life with autism/Aspergers in a neurotypical society can erode self-worth and self-esteem. Here are 7 tips for building self confidence. #autism #aspergers   #confidence   #tips
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My son has #autism .  Here are some lessons he's taught me about #parenting and about being a better person.
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Therapist Dedicated to Excellence, specializing in working with #autism, #aspergers, #add/adhd, dual diagnosis
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  • PRA Behavioral, LLC, DeVry, Ravenswood Hospital, Northwest Community Hospital, Allendale Association
    Therapist Dedicated to Excellence, specializing in working with #anxiety, #depression, #autism, #aspergers, #add/adhd, dual diagnosis, 2003 - present
  • MetLife Inc
    Psychiatric Clinical Specialist, 2004 - present
  • Allendale Association
    Clinical Specialist, 1996 - 1997
  • DeVry University
    Counselor, 1997 - 1999
  • Ravenswood Hospital
    Clinical Staff Therapist, 1999 - 2002
  • Northwest Community Hospital
    Mental Health Clinician, 2002 - 2004
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Chicagoland Area
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The Amazon, In Brazil, South America - Brazil, South America
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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor: Committed to Helping Neurotypicals and NeuroAtypicals Plan, Brand, Lead, and Succeed
Introduction
Grew up in Brazil, to parents who were dedicated to serving others, and who are a living legacy of life as I want to live it.

I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, specializing in working with children and families in the areas of #aspergers #autism and #add #adhd.  I also love writing about personal growth and development.

My main blogging efforts focus on  Thrive With Aspergers, where I write to understand #Asperger and #Autism and to share relationship and career solutions for people on the spectrum.

I'm also the author and owner of Personal Success Factors, a blog dedicated to helping you reach your next level of personal and career excellence.

I love learning, reading, spending time with family and friends, serving at my church, and learning about ongoing personal development.

Favorite Quotes:
"When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose"  Jim Elliot
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owner of 1 dog, 4 cats, 2 gekkos, 1 hamster :)
Education
  • Trinity International University
    Counseling Psychology, 1992 - 1995
  • Wheaton College
    Sociology, 1986 - 1990
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Autism Thanksgiving Thoughts: A Peep Inside My Mind
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40 years to get diagnosed - Adults with Autism.org.uk
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an increasing amount of older adults being diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder

Autism and the police
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I am currently helping the Police learn effective communication skills...

Have You Had my Same Struggles with Helping Aspergers?
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Learn from my struggles to be more helpful to your loved one with Aspergers.

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7 Autism Quotes You Need to Know
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It's time we neurotypicals learned about autism from autistics.

Love: 6 Couples Therapy Exercises You Can Try At Home | Michael Griswold...
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We’ve all watched enough reality television to know things could be a lot worse with our relationships. Angry yelling matches, threats of di

What Everybody Ought to Know About Aspergers and Marriage
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Can a committed Aspie-NT relationship thrive? Read on to find out!

How to Improve Your Career in Your Free Time | Personal Branding Blog - ...
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How do you get ahead in the workplace? Some people over-deliver on projects they are assigned, hoping to be recognized with increased pay or

High Functioning Autism
www.myaspergers.net

What is high functioning autism? Here is an overview of high functioning autism characteristics, co-morbid conditions, diagnosis, and treatm

On the Benefits of Suffering
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Deep Spiritual Lessons that Can be Hard to Hear

How to never compare yourself to someone else again
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This insanity has to stop. If you want to never compare yourself to someone else again and just focus on your own success, I've got tips for

My Poverty, Like My Asperger's, Is Not a Myth
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I'm lost, suffocating in poverty, and I have a disability that is the primary cause of that. My credit is so bad I can't even get a cell pho

Depression led to autism diagnosis - Adults with
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Autism: Did you come through the mental health services before you got an autism diagnosis? psychologists and psychiatrists need to learn ab

Completely alone
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I have the perfect present for you: a secret door leading to a normal room. There isn't much in there, we're not talking about somewhere to

Free Blog Planner & Marketing Content Calendar
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This is one of my absolute favorite resources as a blogger and content marketer. I print it out every year, and keep it in a binder on my de

Susan Boyle’s powerful, graceful Asperger’s statement
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The singer reveals her diagnosis -- and the "relief" of it

How Are You Handling Your Year-End Self-Assessment?
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Now that we’re on the approach of the new year, how are you handling this ripe time for personal and professional assessment?Far too many fo