Once in a while, I like to take a look at the types of searches that have led people to this blog. Some are fairly predictable, though they probably don't get the searchers quite what they were looking for."Social Stories" is a popular search, and one which surprisingly doesn't always lead to the person clicking away in horror. Searchers for Social Stories have tended to read 2 or 3 posts beyond the one which carries that tag. Sometimes a reader lands here looking for ABA therapy or even chelation. They don't tend to stick around as long.
"Autistics in the army" pops up several times a week, and there are still a few people wondering if autism is responsible for the Virgina Tech tragedy. Others are apparently concerned about toe-walking, echolalia and "lining things up".
I like to write about t-shirts, as they are a mild perseveration of mine and something I view as a simple advocacy tool; I get a fair number of folks shopping for autism or Asperger t-shirts. Eventually, I may get my act together as far as creating some. I assume my interests in drawing and squares are responsible for the readers who come here seeking an architect or city planner.
I get a surprising number of inquiries for "Formica pattern". I should post more of these; it could lead to a job designing counter tops, I guess.
The runner up for my favorite so far is "percentage of people who hate mustard". I've seen this one twice. Is this an assignment in some condiment obsessed school district or what?
The very best one and the reason for this post was today. Someone was searching for an "Asperger gnome". Who are you, searcher, and what were you looking for, really? I hope you found it somewhere. You made my day.