An Aspie’s Perspective on David Bowie

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I have two memories of the first time I saw and heard David Bowie. The first is, when I was about five years old, of seeing this strange man, with blonde hair, on Top Of The Pops (ask your parents, it was a pop music show, popular on the BBC, Read More

Tae Kwon Do and Aspergers

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As an Aspie, I know it is very difficult to break routine.  It is where I feel safe.  It is fair to say, we could do with people, sometimes, to act as a guiding light.  That is how I ended up doing Tae Kwon Do. That was how I felt Read More

Asperger’s in The Workplace — How And Whether to Tell Your Employers

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); How many times have you, as an Aspie, been told, For goodness’ sake, don’t mention that you’ve got Asperger’s; If I was you, I wouldn’t mention that you’ve got Asperger’s Syndrome; No, I don’t think you need to tell anyone, just watch what you’re saying to people and you’ll be Read More

An Aspie’s Adventures In The Workplace

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I left school at the age of sixteen, in 1994. I had a small part-time job in a café then. This was my first proper job. At that time, I did not know I had Asperger’s Syndrome. Some people thought I was lazy and immature. No one really seemed to Read More

Preparation for the workplace

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In this article, I will be focusing on helping Aspies cope on a day-to-day basis in the workplace. I will be looking at how my first days in college helped prepare me for coping and interacting with my colleagues. The first area I will be looking at is how to Read More

Aspergers and suicide rates

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   Todays article comes to us from Robert Laing who addresses a very important topic: Aspergers and Suicide. I have had many dark thoughts, which stem from having Asperger Syndrome. I’m too stupid. I’m too immature. I’m not good enough. I haven’t got what it takes. I can’t get along Read More

Service dog prevents self harm for woman with Asperger’s [Video]

I came across this video today which I wanted to share with you all. Im not sure about you but I find immense comfort in the presence of animals when I am stressed. This video shows a service dog calming a woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome. The woman in the video has self injurious behavior Read More

Addressing Asperger’s Sleep Issues

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I, like many others on the spectrum, suffer from sleep issues because of my Asperger’s Syndrome. I think there are several reasons for this: Anxiety As discussed previously, adults with Asperger’s are much more likely to suffer from anxiety; anxiety in turn leads to restless nights. In my other book, Read More

The art of attending a job interview when you have Asperger’s

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I left school in 1994 and had my first job interviews in the same year. I was, like most Aspies both then and now, full of nerves fueled by a strong desire to make the right impression. What I hope to do here is outline what I did to overcome Read More