Hello, my name is Shawn Cameron and I am a neurodiverse specialist and an Asperger traits expert. I use the term Asperger traits to describe people with (the more commonly understood term) Asperger Syndrome, which is now technically called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is an interesting distinction that has helped as much as it has confused people.
I have my M.A. degree in Psychology and vast professional and personal expertise working with individuals with Asperger traits. Together, I can help you discover new and exciting ways to understand and advocate for yourself. I will teach you critical compensatory strategies for your individual struggles. I believe that having Asperger traits is a gift. A gift that is frequently misunderstood and can cause unnecessary feelings of hurt and isolation.
I am passionate about helping motivated people with Asperger traits, their loved ones, co-workers, supervisors and colleagues. With my assistance, you will quickly better understand and appreciate your gifts and learn invaluable strategies to maximize personal fulfillment. We will work to change implicit and very nuanced social communication skills that will deepen all of your relationships.
If you are a professional, we will address how having Asperger traits may be negatively affecting your career, relationships, and life satisfaction overall. You will see vast improvements and feel better about yourself.
If you are a parent of a child, teen, or young adult with Asperger traits, we will work to improve their world academically, behaviorally, and socially. I am also a school accommodations and special education legislation expert at the early education, elementary, high school, and collegiate level. I will ensure that you are aware of all support options. After a short time, expect to see a significant increase in your loved one’s self-esteem. Likely, your child with Asperger traits is not doing as well as you hoped.
If you are a college student (or soon to be), we will develop a solid game plan that will help you manage academic demands and increase your chances for success living as a independent young adult. It is not uncommon that someone with Asperger traits is a brilliant student but highly vulnerable to dropping out of college due to daily living and social skill challenges. We will address needs individually and map goals together.
If you are an adult and college is not for you, we will work on gaining earnable technical, trade or job skills that fit your interests and aptitude; your personal goals will drive our work together. I can also help you discover resources that could help pay for your education. It may mean starting with a volunteer position and moving forward. The most important part is learning to use new strategies and change your maladaptive patterns.
If you are a partner of someone with Asperger traits, I will help you better understand and appreciate your loved one's journey while teaching you strategies to meet your needs. It can be difficult and isolating to be in partnership with someone with Asperger traits, but it does not have to be that way. I will teach you how to work with your partner, maintain healthy boundaries, increase your self-care, and learn effective communication skills that will resonate with them. This will lead to a more mutually satisfying relationship.
If you are an older adult, we will work to optimize your social communication skills with friends, family members, your partner, and co-workers to achieve your best quality of life. We will reflect on how having Asperger traits likely affected your life and move forward. We will create an individual plan together.
If you are a co-worker, supervisor, or colleague of someone with Asperger traits, I will teach you insightful, respectful ways to view people with Asperger traits and practical communication strategies. This will increase productivity by reducing misunderstandings and make a more satisfiying work environment for all involved. This will save you and your company money due to unncesssary dissatisfaction and job turnover.
Although I specialize in working with individuals’ with Asperger traits (now called Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD), you do not need a formal diagnosis to benefit from my help. Just having Asperger traits makes you an ideal candidate.
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson