The State We're In, 15 September 2012. A Canadian writer on the frustrations and humour of going blind. A Brazilian plastic surgeon on what she will, and won’t, do to help her patients. An Indian inventor who nearly lost his marriage when he tried to create affordable sanitary napkins. And an Australian doctor-in-training whose bedside manner is a constant challenge: he has Asperger syndrome.
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Canadian writer Ryan Knighton recounts what it’s like to slowly go blind and how he awkwardly – and sometimes hilariously - learned to accept the reality of the white cane.
Ryan tells host Jonathan Groubert how he took his infant daughter for a hair-raising walk around the block, despite not being able to see where he was going.
And given the choice of getting bionic eyes, he’d prefer it if he could take them out once in a while.
She tells Jonathan what she will do – and won’t do – to help her patients become a better version of themselves.
The interactions are sometimes tough going for Kenzo: he has Asperger syndrome, and can’t read social cues the way others can.
Socially, he likens himself to bittersweet chocolate: an acquired taste.
Asperger syndrome and adults - Better Health Channel
Survival guide for AS adults - written by Mark Segar (a British AS adult, now deceased).
Strategy guide for AS adults in the workplace (especially in "white-collar" positions), written by an AS individual.
Then he discovered 90 percent of women in India did the same because sanitary pads are too expensive.
So he became obsessed with creating a cheap, safe alternative - even if it cost him his marriage, his friendships, and his money.
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