Take the online Asperger’s Test

Do you suspect you or someone you know has Aspergers? Take this short online Autism / Aspergers Test developed by the Cambridge Autism Research Center. Please note, for privacy reasons we do not store the results of the AQ test. It is important to note that while this test can be used to give an […]

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Autism in the Middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic

You’re probably asking — how exactly do I manage autism in the middle of a pandemic? Covid-19 is here and it has drastically changed our world for the past several weeks. Businesses closed, travels ceased, schools had shut down, and we are all asked to stay at home for our own safety. Whether we like […]

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Aspergers and Dating

One of the first bits of advice I got when researching dating for Aspies was, just be you.  It took me aback and it took me quite a while to work out why that was. It is because we are always so used to putting faces on to the wider world that we sometimes forget […]

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An Aspergers University Survival Guide

What I am going to concentrate on here here is: making that all-important break with the family home which all Aspies must make at some point, which, for most, seems to come hand-in-hand with moving away to college or university.  There is never any “right time” to do this, but there is a time when, […]

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Tae Kwon Do and Aspergers

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 at the start of 2014.  […]

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Preparation for the workplace

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 relate to your work colleagues. […]

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Aspergers and suicide rates

  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 with everyone else. You are […]

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Addressing Asperger’s Sleep Issues

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, “Emotional Mastery for Adults for […]

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Asperger’s syndrome and diet

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 Aspies are wheat-based things like […]

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The Pleasing List

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 own thesis film. I was […]

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Getting a date when you have Aspergers and Autism

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 into a relationship is one […]

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Autism and Flexibility

Structure is obviously an incredibly important part of most autistic people`s lives.  Without some level of structure and routine most autistic people would be unable to cope.  Of course there are different levels of this, and some people are much more able to be flexible than others.  A structured routine can be essential for autistic […]

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Living on the Wrong Planet

Often people with autism will feel completely out of place in society. Despite the fact that more and more people are being diagnosed as autistic, trying to go through life in a majority neuro-typical world can feel almost like an impossible task for people with autism. There is a very simple way to explain to […]

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Autism and Confidence

Confidence, or lack of it, can be a big issue for people with autism.  Often autistic people will feel extremely anxious or un-confident when going in to social situations such as school, college or work.  There can be many different reasons for this: One is that anxiety is something that naturally comes along with autism, […]

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Struggling with Social Skills

Todays get guest post comes Paddy Joe-Moran a 19 year old Autistic Author of two books. He recently responded to the sites request for additional guest bloggers. Here is article on Social Skills. Struggling with social skills is one of the main features of having autism; it is virtually a guarantee that if you are […]

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Detecting early signs of Autism in children

This article is aimed at parents that are concerned that their children may have Autism or Aspergers Syndrome. We strongly recommend you get yourself a FREE copy of Autism Parenting Magazine, the magazine features Autism Therapies, practical solutions and monthly news.   Leslie burby who is one of the regular contributors of this site has just released […]

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What about parents that have Asperger’s?

Having Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism when you are parent is one of the most difficult things anyone on the Autism Spectrum can experience. There are probably times when you overwhelmed with sensory overload that you don’t know how to cope. This special issue of Autism Parenting Magazine, is devoted to this very issue, […]

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What Would Einstein Say About Autism Today?

A Short Story: Part Fiction, Part Science, Part Philosophy All Heart Written By Cornelius (Bushy) Van Eck and Clayton Nuckelt  Albert Einstein was one of the greatest and well known scientists of his time. If he were alive today, what would he say about autism? I believe it would go something like this:  You don’t know […]

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Sensory processing issues and social events

With the weather turning cold, most people can’t resist the urge to start baking and/or eating comfort foods.  October and November always brings about a difficult situation – birthday parties and fall weddings. The noise, the crowds, and then the unhealthy party food, it’s almost too much to bear.  However, here are some sensory solutions to […]

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