My name is Dennis Jones and I am delighted to be the moderator for this forum entitled "Adults On The Spectrum." Although I have not been diagnosed as being on the spectrum (yet), at 52 years old I have had a lifetime of unusual experiences and behaviours that are only now coming into focus as possibly being Aspergers. Knowing what I know now about autism, I can look back at aspects of my life and see how I developed strategies that allowed me to appear as an 'almost normal' child, teenager, and young adult. I am very fortunate to have a wife who is an experienced teacher and has worked with autistic children for several years. Believe it or not, the strategies she uses with these children work with me as well. Social scripting, scheduling, preparing me to deal with change, stress relief, call it 'late intervention' if you will. If I had not married her in 1979, I would not have had the support I needed to complete my university degrees, have a successful career as a scientist, have a happy family, and enjoy my special interests. I look forward to interacting with you in this forum. Feel free to ask me questions anytime. Dennis Adults On The Spectrum Moderator