I CANNOT LIE
Would I trade any of the gifts being autistic has bequeathed me?
The Gifts of the Neuro-atypical
Here is one of my favorite sections of my book. I promise you there is more to come!
I am a congregational rabbi on the autism spectrum.
How is that possible? How can I thrive in a profession that is pastoral, that rewards extroversion, that seems mostly for those who intuitively grasp social dynamics? I can’t understand my closest family members most of the time, let alone a room full of people whom I know only peripherally. And yet I have thrived. That is because along with the deficits of being on the spectrum, there are precious gifts that being neuroatypical bequeath me. But, to be honest, it took me a while to find them.