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This is a blog about eco-friendly small office and commercial cleaning, and about Autism Spectrum Condition.

Joe Malinowski authors this blog. Joe is a valued employee of Blue-J Eco-Friendly Small Office Cleaning who also lives with an Autism Spectrum Condition. Please follow his blog as he discusses his thoughts on a variety of company-related issues in addition to topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders




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Why ASD is not a disability

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Autism Spectrum disorder is not a disability because for some this condition grants

additional abilities, such as hyper-concentration or unique fashions of reasoning, where a

disability by definition is the privation of an ability. ‘Dis’ is a latin prefix meaning apart, asunder

or away. The word disability is the conjunction of the word ‘ability’ with this prefix. So, Autism

can’t be a disability because it in fact adds abilities.

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What if the world accepted people on the Spectrum?

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

If everyone accepted people on the Autistic spectrum for who they were and played to

their strengths, then people would be less shy about acknowledging their condition and would be

more able to apply their strengths. How many people with Autism who had the potential to

achieve as much as Einstein or Beethoven languished in their parent’s basement because only a

few people in their social group accepted them? If this is the case with even one person, then our

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Parallel Track of Thinking

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A parallel track of thinking discusses a manner of processing the world which is distinct

from but not inferior to the conventional fashion. An analogy could be made between windows

and Macintosh operating systems. Windows is the standard operating system. A vast majority of

the business and academic world uses Microsoft windows for tasks related to communicating

information mainly. However, many photographers use Macintosh because they believe that this

operatin...

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How The World Should Respond

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The status of Autistic spectrum disorder as a parallel track of thinking has several implications for the world as a whole, in particular, business. For starters, it would imply that these people should be accepted in mainstream environments rather than pushed aside as they often are. In the particular case of employers, training which is very clear and moves at a pace in line with the employee’s understanding might be in order. Tasks which require an employee to be social or which requ...

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Meeting Ben Carson

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Ben Carson.


After driving for nearly three hours, the individual I was attending the event with pulled off into the parking lot of the Seneca family restaurant. We had driven for nearly a half-hour in the grey haze of rural South Carolina after exiting the interstate. The only indication that we were near our destination was when we ...

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Dolphins as Therapy Animals

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Dolphins have a reputation for being excellent therapy animals. But is this representation accurate, or is dolphin therapy merely a fad? A strong argument can be made either way. One fact is immediately obvious, which is that people are drawn to interacting with exotic animals. One of the highlights of my childhood was petting a Beluga at Marine land in Niagara Falls, Canada. When CNN ran an article about an elephant snatching a digital camera which belonged to a tourist and taking the world...

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Reptiles as Therapy Animals

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Reptiles are some of the most misunderstood animals on Earth. They’re not ‘cute’, and even the simplest reptile which one can own, the tortoise, could not be described as a beginner’s pet. In fact, if I were advising parents (and I know that some are most likely reading this blog), I would recommend that they buy a dog for their child instead of a reptile because dogs demand enough attention that they are easy to remember. The process of training a dog also might give ...

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Client's Dogs & Brilliant Ideas

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Last Friday, I was cleaning in Concord when the client’s two dogs came running up to me. Hysterically, they began jumping on me and barking. I placed my cleaning supplied on the floor and began petting the dogs. As I told them what good dogs they were and pet them, I noticed that one of the dogs had his tail curled up, indicating that he was still stressed.

A thought occurred to me. The only way which a person can understand a dog, is by understanding that dog’s body lang...

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Animals Not To Use For Therapy

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

There are number of animals which would be terrible to use to help Autistic children. The fact of the matter is, not every animal is friendly or displays obvious body language. An example of a dangerous animal would be large livestock which don’t interact with people generally and cattle specifically. One time when I was a teenager, I fed an older donkey an apple and it snapped at me. This is generally what animals which have not been trained to interact with people can act like. Cows h...

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Horses as Therapy Animals

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Horses were the primary means of transportation and assisted in hard labor such as plowing fields from the days of Moses until the twentieth century. Then, with the advent of machinery, they ceased to have a function outside of entertainment- or have they? We’ve all watched the old western movies where cowboys would ride into town on horseback and, even if one has never ridden a horse, nostalgia, or perhaps more accurately envy, is the natural reaction to such scenes. Horses still can ...

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