I received this video “Misconceptions about Asperger’s Syndrome” through my email last week from Daniel Jones of Aspie World and thought it quite good.
Daniel has 28,000 youtube subscribers. Here is an interview with Daniel Jones.
How old are you?
I am 31
Where do you live?
I live on Anglesey, in North Wales UK
You have many diagnoses besides Aspergers. Can you tell me how old you were diagnosed and how the other diagnoses came to be?
I have a diagnosis of: Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, OCD and Dyslexia. I was 27 being diagnosed with AS, but I was 15 diagnosed with Dyslexia. My girlfriends mother is a mental health nurse and asked if I was on the spectrum and that lead to my official diagnosis.
When did you start making videos about Aspergers?
I first uploaded my first video in 2013 but didn’t do anything and was not active on YouTube properly until 2015.
How many videos have you made?
To date I have made about 118 videos on the subject for helping and educating.
What is the purpose of the videos?
The videos I make are to educate and raise awareness of Aspergers / Autism in a fun upbeat way.
What is the main thing you want to share about Aspergers?
That we can all use Asperger’s as a super power if we focus :).
Can you share anything else about your personal journey?
I focus my creative brain engagement to create videos and content for the internet and the fact I have ASD helps me focus on the creative part and that is just the best feeling to have a positive out of something that is sometimes seen as a negative.
Daniel M. Jones is an international best selling author, multi musician and video influencer with an award winning YouTube channel dedicated to Autism awareness and understanding. As a person with Autism himself with a diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome, OCD, ADHD and Dyslexia Daniel uses is influence to help educate people about Autism using his skills of video and social media influence.