Everyone that we’ve met with Aspergers (including us) has some special interest. Something that they are hyperfocused on, and can talk for hours, if not days straight about. We’ve seen everything from lightning, to birds, to journalism and how things work. This fixation is one of the best abilities that one can have…. if you use it right.
The trick is to foster the passion into something that SERVES rather than consumes.
Well, we recently did a webinar with someone well versed in the area of nurturing individual passion, and during that time, we talked all about that. You can watch the recording below:
Don’t have time to watch? Here’s the breakdown:
- Make sure to encourage whatever it is that are interested in (assuming it isn’t violent and destructive).
- Seek out a mentor in the field who has a career in the field they are interested in
- Let them read and understand even MORE about their chosen subject
- See if you can find an unpaid internship, volunteer opportunity, or something like that.
Of course, we talk a lot more in depth on the webinar, and even answer some questions about how to do this as a parent. Enjoy!