Hello, my name is Mark. I am a 40 year old Puerto Rican, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and now currently living in WAY upstate New York. I am married to a wonderful Italian woman who was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a high functioning form of Autism. We have four sons, the oldest three have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)/Asperger’s Syndrome.
This blog’s main purpose is to document the feelings, difficulties, joys and humor of being an NT (Nuero-Typical) spouse/partner of an Aspie, father to Aspie kids and it is my hope that:
a). Other NT spouses/partners can find support in knowing they are not alone and maybe find a voice to help express themselves to their partners better and
b). hopefully give the Aspie partners a glimpse into how their NT partners may be feeling at times and why.
Be forewarned, I am a native New Yorker and there will most likely be tons of sarcasm in this blog. I am also a very direct person, but will try to curb both those tendencies for the sake of this blog. I hope you enjoy this and please feel free to comment on anything you read, but at all times remain respectful and if you like what you read, please pass it on. The best way to get people knowledgeable on this subject, is to share information.
Also if there is a particular area you would like to read about, let me know and I’ll do my best.