Living with Asperger’s – Personal Stories Part 5

I hear it probably 10,000 times per year. The applause, the shouts of joy, the desire to have me back soon. Twenty years ago, what I heard 10,000 times per year were was the derision, the torment, the ostracism. What a difference information and time make! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); My name is Darren Read More

Knowing what benefits you are entitled to when you have Asperger’s

  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   This article comes to us today from Robert Laing. As a person diagnosed with / in the process of being diagnosed with Asperger’s, there are certain allowances which you may qualify for [specifically as it applies to UK benefits, but many other countries’ governments have similar allowances, too Read More

Asperger’s syndrome and diet

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Aspies don’t like change and they especially don’t like change in their foods. Favourite foods are bland and come at the same time of the same day, week in, week out, come what may. Any of this sounding familiar so far? Studies have shown that amongst the favourite foods of Read More

Autism and Relationships Part 2 – when both people have autism

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a previous article relationships between autistic people and neuro-typical people was discussed. But what about relationships between two people who are both on the autistic spectrum? There are obviously benefits to two people with autism being in a relationship, but there can also be difficulties. These can be different Read More

The Pleasing List

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Today’s post comes to us from Film maker Jonathan Carlander, who has made a short movie about Asperger’s Syndrome. The film features a student who has Asperger’s Syndrome. It has received critical acclaim from many in the Autism Community. When I attended film school, I never planned on directing my Read More

Autism and Relationships, Part One — Autistic people and neuro-typical people

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The basis of any relationship, whoever it is between, is to a have some level of ‘give and take’; each person has to be understanding, and respectful of the other one`s needs. This becomes harder when autism is involved because often neuro-typical people don’t understand the wants and needs of Read More

Living With Asperger’s – Personal Stories Part 2

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   Todays article is one from our series of Personal Stories; it comes from James Boscole. My issues with Asperger’s started at a young age, although I had no clue that I had Asperger’s. I can only hope relating my story will help others understand their situation and overcome its Read More

Getting a date when you have Aspergers and Autism

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Dating and relationships can be a difficult subject for anybody, but if you have autism, and your social and communication skills are less developed than a lot of neuro-typical people`s, it can be an even more confusing, and stressful experience.  A lot of autistic people say that dating, and getting Read More