What Happens When You Can Show the World Your Talent?

James Sullivan is an extremely talented man on the autism spectrum. He has a degree in filmmaking and has his own YouTube channel. He writes, films, edits, performs, sings and talks about anything and everything in today's pop culture scene. He's interesting to talk to and fun to be around. I met James when he and his parents came to see a presentation I was giving in San Francisco. Like me, Susan Sullivan (James' mom) was starting a nonprofit business to employ people with autism. James produced a video for her new "PreLOVED Toys" … [Read more...]

Making and Keeping Friendships

In this episode of 'Tud' Sense, Aspergian James Sullivan answers a question about making and keeping friendships. Here is a summary of his suggestions: Find someone you click with−that means not only do you have to like them but they have to like you too. Don't crowd your friends. Be careful about over-texting, over-Facebook posting, and over-bothering your friends. You don't want to be annoying. Only give your phone number to people you can trust. Find the right balance between keeping in touch and not-keeping in touch−It's okay if … [Read more...]

Autism and Anxiety

In this episode of 'Tud' Sense, Aspergian James Sullivan talks about his struggles with anxiety. He understands that autism and anxiety are common companions: I have been on a bit of an anxiety trip as of late. And seeing as anxiety and autism are very closely related, that would make a lot of sense why I get the jitters more than other people. He talks about the three things that helped him get through his latest bout: chamomile tea omega 3 acids Vitamin D through sunshine [Tweet "Anxiety and autism - why I get the jitters more … [Read more...]

Episode 2: The Autism Diagnosis Crutch

In Episode 2 of James Sullivan's 'Tud' Sense he encourages spectrum adults to break free from using their diagnoses as a crutch. You will find his CAN-DO message inspirational and positive attitude contagious.  He struggles, yes, but he never gives up... Whoever you are, whether or not you are autistic, you are given certain obstacles in life and how you deal with these obstacles defines who you are. [Tweet ""You are given certain obstacles in life and how you deal with these obstacles defines who you are" @jaimetud inspiring #Autism role … [Read more...]

Episode 1:
When Did You Find Out?

Welcome to Episode 1 of Jame's Sullivan's 'Tud' Sense! Part one you'll find out how James learned that he is an Aspergian. I just know that you'll  find his answers candid, articulate and witty. Part two, James shares his tude views about a book, movie...or whatever tickles his fancy. In this episode, discover James' Halloween Playlist: Bump Here Come the Mummies Bump in the Night The Allstars Friday the 13th Part 3 Theme H. Manfredini Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. It's Halloween-Lo-Ween Vasile Sirli Skeletons In My … [Read more...]