My Work With Stroke Survivors

A client of mine, a doctor, referred a stroke survivor to me one day, a celebrity personality, Dick Clark. My friend said that medical science had done all that it could for his client and he couldn’t bear to leave him with only what he had achieved in the first six months of rehabilitation.

My Work With Stroke SurvivorsI come to what I do from a sort of different angle. I am an autistic adult and autistic people are often credited with being able to easily envision very complex systems more easily than normal people. For example, many computer programmers are high functioning autistic people. So, as is common to autistic people such as Einstein and Di Vinci, I am able to easily conceptualize a complex system. For me, the mechanics of the human body are more exposed than it seems to be for others. I can hold all 600+ muscles and 200+ bones in my mind as I work with a body. I can also ‘become’ the body of the person I am working with and know what is needed to get a specific action done.

It seems that, perhaps because of my autism, I am able to perceive messages sent to the muscles, even tiny ones or unfocused ones, being sent by the brain to a muscles and I can guide the client to augment and to amplify these messages into actual controlled movements.

Other autistic individuals are often credited with seeing things that more normal people miss, check out (

I sometimes call myself a ‘master mechanic’ of the human body, not because I am so special but because others are so unperceptive as far as I can tell, even the professionals.