It is incredible when I read a lot of the posts now. I promise to reply to every single comment and email I received from DMC, so please be patient. There are many words to express my deepest feelings for how all of you wrote to me.
Opportunity is always knocking on our door and we need to seize the opportunity we seem to get.
I will be posting more posts every day especially my newest fiction based story Gregarious Revolution. I hope many people enjoy the new posts as much as they enjoy all the older posts.
Thank you all again for enjoying my section of This Emotional Life episode 1 and enjoying the whole series on PBS!
All of you are wonderful! G-d bless all of us…
posting again soon,
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Emotional Life was awesome. Thank you for sharing with everyone. You are an inspiring person! We need more positive thinkers like you to keep more positive movement in this world.
Thank you 🙂
You are a brave and intelligent young man, Watched you on the PBS special, you did a very good job. My son, Daniel, has asperger’s syndrome. I am sorry that you lost your job, I am praying with my family that you find another job soon! God bless you!
I watched This Emotional Life. It’s so true, what everyone has said- you are brave. Simply for the fact that you step right up to your boarders to learn and persevere. It’s inspiring. More people need to find their boundary and extend it.
Thank you for sharing your life. You have gifted me a greater awareness and insight. Seems that you have touched a lot of souls out there… 🙂
I am a first year doctoral student studying clinical psychology in Chicago. Since I am only in my first year, I am still only reading and learning about Asperger’s. I have only recently watched your segment on This Emotional Life and I just want you to know that I have never been so moved by a story until now. It literally brought me to tears. Thank you so much for sharing your story. As everyone has said, you truly are an inspiration- not only for others with Asperger’s, but for doctors who are entering the field! I plan to check your blog frequently, it is fantastic!
As I am sure many people have said, I saw the segment of you on This Emotional Life (though it was in my Psycology class at my high school) and I really am touched by your story. My boyfriend of 5 years has Aspergers and it is pretty hard at times but I love him with all my heart and after seeing your story, it gives me an opportunity to see further into his struggles and how he goes about life. I saw much of him in your story and I feel honored to have in a sense met you because it has really opened my eyes. I have read throug some of your work and they are truly lovely pieces. I myself am an aspiring writer and your work is very inspirational. Once again, I thank you for sharing your story and I wish you the best because you truly deserve it.
May God bless you,
I watched part one of This Emotional Life this weekend, and was touched by your story. I work with a company called Erasing the Distance, mental health education non-profit, and had actually just been writing about Asperger’s, and I was excited to learn a little more. Thank you for sharing your story.
Hello, my name is Christopher and I am writing to you from Doha, Qatar. I just finished watching your segment from This Emotional Life via an itunes download and I wanted to say thank you for sharing your story.
My younger brother has Aspergers Syndrome (he is now happily working as an engineer) and for far too many years our family had a difficult time understanding his difficulties. I imagine, had we seen your segment many years ago, we would have had a much easier time with one another. On behalf of the entire Aspergers community – thank you.
Hi! I just saw your segment on This Emotional Life on PBS. Your story really made me think and brought awareness to a subject that was unknown to me. I hope more people will be sensitive and realize not everyone is the same and appreciate the struggles others like you face. I really admire you and how genuine you are in facing all that you have to deal with. It is humbling for me to hear what you have to deal with and how you have to learn to cope with things that people without AS don’t. Your family is also so supportive of you. Thank you for sharing your story. And please do continue your blog!
You are an awesome young man and an inspiration to many!
Love your blog and will continue to read it.
debi from CA
I just watched your segment on the Emotional Life and must say that not only was I impressed, but truly amazed by your openness and sincerity. You put forth a gallant effort, and truly inspired me. I will check in often to read your blog.
Thank you for sharing your story.
Adam from Boston
Thank you so much for sharing your story, you are an incredibly brave and strong person and I am glad that you shared your story. I just finished watching This Emotional Life on PBS and am so grateful you are willing to open your life and share your thoughts and experiences. This was a great way to familiarize people with Asperger’s Syndrome and I applaud you for taking a chance to share your life openly and honestly with us. You are a true spirit and an inspiration. Thank you.
All the very best,
Thank you for helping people understand Aspergers a little more. My older brother was much like you, they tried for years to understand why he was different, and it wasn’t until my mother( a nurse) did her own research that we began to see the puzzle being solved. He has had many hard times with others being cruel to him because they didn’t understand why he acted differently than them. Thank you for being brave enough to be filmed and show the world that people with Aspergers deserve respect and love. Keep up the good work!
Hi Jason, THANKS!!! Because of you, I am keeping my emotions in check from time to time. Now my mom and I are having a great time!
I’m watching the PBS program as I write this. You are a true inspiration. I’m going to read your blog over the next few days and will write in detail. Wishing you a happy New Year!!
I just watched your show on PBS and I loved it and it was very cool.
That was cool to see you!!
Your blog is fantastic! I really enjoy your writing style.
The PBS special is eye-opening to me. Great job!
I just finished watching you on This Emotional Life. Thank you for sharing your story and struggles. I am glad you mentioned your blog. I am going to add it to my list of blogs to check regularly.
It was a pleasure to “meet” you. Take care.
Jason! What up my good friend (although we’ve never met, at least in this lifetime 🙂 They say all roads lead to Rome. So here’s how I ended up on DMC. About 15 years ago I started to really panic about air travel. Somehow I really just hated flying in an airplane. I somehow managed to meet a guy on the internet named Capt. Tom (Fear of Flying.com I think). Though I never bought his courses nor sought help for my fear, I somehow began to slowly loose all those panic attacks and continued traveling.
Fast forward 15 years to last week. I get an email from Capt. Tom complaining about the not-so-effective help this girl received from her therapist on her fear of flying in a PBS series called My Emotional Life. I think it was part#2. Being a person who doesn’t like jumping in the middle of things, I first saw part#1; which is where I saw your segment.
Your story is heroic indeed. It gave me tremendous inspiration of how incredible the human heart truly can be. So next time I’m stuck in an airplane, wanting to just get off and cancel my trip, I’ll have you in my thoughts. It’ll give me the courage to go forth and face any challenge I have in life. Take care brother, peace & love from Washington DC, David
Dear Jason, I’m watching this alone, getting caught up on some TV that my wife DVR’d for me while I was out of town. I’ve just watched your segment and wept thru most of it. Our 19-y-o son has AS and life has been difficult for all of us. But as he has gotten older, things have become better. We all mature, parents and children alike. I know life has been tough on you and I wish you all the best as you go forward. Pax et bonum, John H.
I just finished watching The Emotional Life and decided to check out your blog. I have to commend you for your bravery and honesty during the filming of this show. I really admire you for allowing so many people a glimpse into your life. Thank you so much for sharing your story with everyone, it was truly inspiring to me as I am sure it was to many others. Keep on blogging, I look forward to following your writings!
Take care and God Bless You!
Glen Allen VA
Thanks so much for sharing your story on This Emotional Life on PBS! I’m currently watching it on-line. I see a lot of myself in you. I’m currently 35 and I have a lot of trouble forming connections with people. I don’t have Asperger’s, but I do have Avoidant personality disorder, which has the shared outcome of social isolation. But hearing your story is inspirational and it reminds me that I’m not alone. Thank you!
This Emotional Life was repeated 1/9/10 in Lansing,MI. I’m so glad you are willing to open your life for others to see so that we all can learn about differences in people that you can’t see. As a society, we still have a long way to go, but with people like you sharing your experiences, we will reach harmony sooner.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
I also saw you on the show–how great! Will be following the site. Keep it up!
You’re very brave. Keep up the good work. :)I’ve heard people say this to me a lot, as I’m totally blind. Now I have a better appreciation of what people mean when they say such things, thanks to you.
I watched your part in the PBS program tonight in Atlanta. Thanks for your openness and willingness to share! God bless
I am just now watching this special on Asperger’s on PBS, and am so glad you shared your story. I don’t have this syndrome or know anyone who does (actually I knew very little about Asperger’s until half an hour ago), but allowing them to film you really puts a human ‘face’ on it; helps others to have compassion.
Great to “meet” you.
You are an amazing human being, Jason. A true inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story on This Emotional Life.