Jason's View

What it's Like on the Autism Spectrum

06 Jan 2014 by Jason P. Harris

Hi, my name is Jason Harris. I am the inspiration and co-founder of Jason’s Connection.  I am a 26 years old adult on the Autism Spectrum. I am considered high functioning, but have had many struggles, but also many gifts that come from being on the Autism Spectrum.

In future posts, I will talk about events in my life that have defined me, as well as situations people with disabilities can face.  I will share with you my world through my own viewpoint.

Jason, on the Autism Spectrum, loves Doctor WhoOn a final note, let me tell you a little bit about myself on a personal level. I love learning about history, sociology, psychology, and communication. I enjoy traveling and meeting new people, then connecting with these new friends by sharing experiences and discussing them.

I have not always had the opportunity to be able to see new places or to meet and understand other people’s point of view and cherish when I have to do so.  I love watching movies and television and some of my favorite movies and programs include, Lincoln, The Phantom of the Opera, The Dark Knight, How I Met Your Mother, Doctor Who, and Sherlock.

I can’t wait to share my experiences with you and learn more of you and your experiences.

Leave me questions in the comments section below!

Jason Harris

Founder of Jason’s Connection – an online resource for those with disabilities, mental health, aging and other needs. Jason was awarded an M.S. in Cultural Foundations of Education and Advanced Certificate in Disability Studies from Syracuse University.  Jason is also a Project Coordinator and Research Associate at the Burton Blatt Institute, an international think tank for Disability Rights and Human Justice at Syracuse University.  He regularly contributes to the blog in his own series called Jason’s View and travels the country consulting and speaking about disability issues and rights. To read more from Jason Harris, read Jason's View