Table of Contents

  1. Defining Autism
  2. Defining Autism: It Gets Worse
  3. Our Hospitality: Prologue
  4. Our Hospitality: Day One and Day Two
  5. Our Hospitality: Day Three and Day Four
  6. Retarded
  7. Maintainers: An Introduction
  8. My Maintainers
  9. Maintainers: A User’s Guide
  10. What the Fuck’s Wrong With You? Part One: The Great Depression
  11. Resources
  12. What the Fuck’s Wrong With You? Part Two: Shots in the Dark
  13. A List of Things That People Owe the Disabled
  14. What the Fuck’s Wrong With You? Part Three: The Competent Man
  15. The Spinning Arrow
  16. Fragment of a Misspent Youth
  17. What the Fuck’s Wrong With You? Part Four: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
  18. The Moment You Know You Know You Know
  19. What the Fuck’s Wrong With You? Epilogue: And By the Way, You’re Nuts
  20. So I Have This Thing
  21. The High School Survival Guide for Aspies, Part One
  22. The High School Survival Guide for Aspies, Part Two
  23. It Runs in the Family: The Journalist
  24. Things I Wish I Could Tell Myself at Different Ages
  25. The Straight Male Aspie’s Survival Guide to Dating, Part One
  26. Things I Wish Older Versions of Me Could Tell Me Now
  27. The Straight Male Aspie’s Survival Guide to Dating, Part Two
  28. My Five Favourite Films, With Explanations
  29. The Straight Male Aspie’s Survival Guide to Dating, Part Three
  30. At Least I’m Not Stupid
  31. The Straight Male Aspie’s Survival Guide to Dating, Part Four
  32. Integrate This
  33. The Straight Male Aspie’s Survival Guide to Dating, Part Five
  34. A Light in the Attic
  35. The Straight Male Aspie’s Survival Guide to Dating, Part Six
  36. Please Stop Cockblocking Us
  37. The Straight Male Aspie’s Survival Guide to Dating, Part Seven
  38. All or Nothing
  39. The Straight Male Aspie’s Survival Guide to Dating, Part Eight
  40. Things That Occurred To Me While Swimming at a Children’s Rehab Hospital
  41. I Can’t Even
  42. Mistakes Were Made: A Guide to My Previous Relationships and Significant Romantic Attractions, and What Went Wrong
  43. What Kind of Week Has It Been
  44. The Straight Male Aspie’s Survival Guide to Dating, Part Nine
  45. Working Hard, But Hardly Working
  46. Eight Simple Rules for Employing Disabled People
  47. It’s a Jolly Holiday With Autism
  48. A List of Things That Happened
  49. Finger Me
  50. David Moves Out- Part One
  51. David Moves Out, Part Two
  52. The Unexpected Guest
  53. Montreal, Day One
  54. Montreal, Day Two
  55. Montreal, Day Three
  56. Montreal, Day Four
  57. Montreal, Day Five
  58. Nobody Told Me
  59. Nobody Told Me- Postscript
  60. The Future of Autism
  61. Some Good People
  62. The Outpost Project
  63. Back and Forth
  64. David Joins the Cubs
  65. The Dance
  66. Songs in the Key of Asperger’s
  67. Come As You Are, Part One
  68. The Haunted Cabin
  69. Come As You Are, Part Two
  70. Pine River Institute
  71. The Walk
  72. Come As You Are, Part Three
  73. Pride
  74. How to Provide Assistance to People with Disabilities
  75. Things That Occur to Me While Locked Out of My Apartment
  76. Who the Hell Would Date an Autistic Person?
  77. A Change In Light
  78. Adolescence Is a Mental Illness
  79. An Autistic Moment
  80. The Process
  81. Far Beyond the Stars
  82. Hybrids and Shadows
  83. How to Handle Meltdowns
  84. The Value of Special Interests
  85. The Lost Generation
  86. A Christmas Poem
  87. My Favourite Movies: Numbers 28, 32, 41, 23, and 40
  88. What Kind of Year Has It Been
  89. Hurricane Eye, Part One
  90. Hurricane Eye, Part Two
  91. What’s It Like To Be Disabled?
  92. My Five Favourite Emotions
  93. Death and Underwear
  94. The Uninvited
  95. Things That Occurred To Me While Attending an Aqua Aerobics Class
  96. Postscript: The Second Aqua Aerobics Class
  97. New Music
  98. How Does Wikipedia Feel About Your Disability?
  99. How Does Wikipedia Feel About Your Mental Illness?
  100. Boy in the Woods
  101. How Does Wikipedia Feel About Your Physical Disability?
  102. Adding It Up
  103. So I Was In a Movie- Part One
  104. So I Was In a Movie, Part Two
  105. So I Was In a Movie, Part Three
  106. You Can Count Me Out, In
  107. Lessons Learned in the Emergency Room
  108. This Is Not a Place For Us
  109. What We Talk About When We Talk About Access
  110. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  111. Goin’ Down the Road
  112. Bannock: A Huge Goddamn Headache
  113. Shameless
  114. 1,250
  115. Sister From the Same Mister
  116. Death Is the Largest Wolf: An Interview With Gracie Preyde
  117. Boston, Prologue
  118. Boston, Part One
  119. Boston, Part Two
  120. Boston, Part Three
  121. Boston, Part Four
  122. Boston, Part Five
  123. Boston, Part Six
  124. An Anthropological Study of a Contemporary Canadian Wedding Reception
  125. Brother From the Same Mother
  126. And When I Die
  127. The Constellation
  128. Dating Is Fucking Hard
  129. An Interview With Gracie Preyde: Change Is Fear
  130. The Time I Convinced My Drama Class That I Was a Budding Mass Murderer
  131. What’s It Like To Have Therapy?
  132. Inside Out
  133. Questions of Morality
  134. Same Love
  135. Nine Questions
  136. Pink Elephants on Parade
  137. My Back Pages, Part One
  138. My Back Pages, Part Two
  139. Roomful of Words
  140. Philosopher’s Walk
  141. Nameless
  142. The First Holiday
  143. 23 Hours
  144. A Flurry of Texts
  145. Making Christmas
  146. Local Theatre
  147. This Has To Stop
  148. The Aspie Guide to Online Dating Sites, Part One
  149. The Aspie Guide to Online Dating Sites, Part Two
  150. The Aspie Guide to Online Dating Sites, Part Three
  151. The Aspie Guide to Online Dating Sites, Part Four
  152. The Rescuer
  153. The Lives of Girls and Women
  154. The Ballad of Jon and Richard
  155. I Watched All Fourteen Movies in The Land Before Time Series Over a Weekend
  156. A List of Shit I’ve Been Permanently Exempted From Because I’m In a Relationship With a Wheelchair User
  157. Exit, Pursued By a Bear
  158. Breakfast and Being “High-Functioning”
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