Topics We Explored:
- Why women with Asperger’s are so under-diagnosed, and why our culture might just breed that
- How creatives can have completely different experiences within the education system
- Why the traditional education system might not do a great job of cultivating creativity as much as it does compliance, predictability, and regularity
- How you can foster productive and enlightening conversations with people with Asperger’s by coming from a place of understanding
“Boys who have Asperger’s look like nut jobs. Girls who have Asperger’s look like regular boys.” – Penelope Trunk (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Penelope Trunk
- Getting In by Bill Paul
- Wayfinding Academy
About Penelope Trunk:
Penelope has played professional beach volleyball, founded four startups and exited two. She homeschool her two sons, and raised them on a farm in Wisconsin (with cattle and hogs) until they moved for her son to go to Juilliard. She’s been named one of “the top ten most influential women in tech” by TechCrunch and has been named “the world’s most influential career coach” by Inc. magazine. She’s a self-proclaimed book deal and marriage (twice!) failure, but in other things she has done very well.
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My boys are dianosed with Autism and they dont look like nut jobs. I think that is offense and a very general statement.