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In the Aspergers Studio podcast, Michael Barton reveals his newfound understanding of the purpose of small talk, helping individuals with Asperger’s syndrome navigate social interactions. However, just as Michael begins to find comfort in small talk, a shocking revelation leaves him questioning everything he thought he knew. Will he be able to overcome this unexpected obstacle? Find out on the Aspergers Studio podcast.
Meet Michael Barton, a beacon in the autism community wielding his unique perspective on Asperger’s syndrome and its effects on communication. Michael has lived with Asperger’s himself and pours his firsthand knowledge into everything he does. His generosity of spirit is evident in every keynote speech, magazine feature, and TV appearance. As an expert speaker, he’s carried his message far beyond the borders of his home country, stirring dialogue and nurturing understanding. A TEDx talk? Check. A slot on major television shows? Check. Articles in prominent magazines? Check. Michael Barton is moving mountains and we cannot wait to delve into his insights.
In this episode of Inside the Aspergers Studio, host Reid Miles interviews Michael Barton, a writer and speaker with Asperger’s syndrome, to discuss the challenges faced by individuals with Asperger’s in communication. Barton shares his struggles with small talk and how he used to see it as meaningless chatter. However, he later discovered that small talk serves as a way to gauge if the other person is interested in having a more in-depth conversation. Recognizing this purpose has helped Barton navigate small talk, even though he admits he still finds it challenging. This episode provides valuable insights into the difficulties individuals with Asperger’s face in social interactions and offers tips for improving communication skills.,Reid Miles sits down with Michael Barton, an author and speaker with Asperger’s syndrome, to explore the challenges individuals with Asperger’s face in communication. Barton shares his personal experiences with small talk and how he used to view it as empty chatter. However, he now understands that small talk serves as a way to test the waters and gauge if the other person is open to deeper conversation. This episode provides a fresh perspective on the purpose of small talk and offers valuable insights for individuals on the spectrum looking to improve their communication skills. Barton’s candid discussions about his struggles and newfound understanding make this episode relatable and informative for anyone interested in understanding the communication challenges faced by individuals with Asperger’s syndrome.
You’ve got to gradually and slowly expose yourself to new experiences which can be uncomfortable, and then with time you become more comfortable with them. – Michael Barton