Diagnosing Autism in Children

  We get a lot of questions from parents who are struggling to find an official diagnosis from a Pediatrician after taking the Autism Test on our website. Here was a question that we received recently from one of our blog readers who gave us permission to publicly use the question. It was also answered in Issue […]

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In our crusade of Asperger’s Awareness…

In our crusade of awareness of Asperger’s Syndrome, we have put together a short video, which gives details of the Aspergers AQ Test. We get many emails from spouses of Aspies who are afraid their partners are in denial of the condition. We created this short video to describe the format of the test in […]

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How the squeeze machine came to be

We had published a few articles lately about sensory processing issues and thought that it wouldn’t feel complete with an exploration of the squeeze machine developed by Temple Grandin. For those of you that have seen the movie you will understand what we are talking about. The squeeze machine was invented by Temple Grandin to help relieve […]

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Why Asperger’s Hasn’t Existed since May 2013

  Yes the title sounds odd. Having talked previously about getting an official diagnosis, we are now saying it has gone away. However things are not quite that simple. It simply got reclassified into something else (at least for official purposes). Let me explain: DSM version 5 (DSM-V) was modified to remove the diagnosis of Asperger’s […]

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Managing anxiety levels in kids with Autism

Todays article is a guest post by Ryan Rivera. Ryan writes primarily about anxiety and anxiety cures at Calm Clinic Children with autism are generally more susceptible to stress and anxiety. These two directly affect the lives of a lot of Americans where one percent of children between the ages 3 to 17 are diagnosed […]

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Questions about Autism Parenting Magazine

Its really an exciting age when you can get the latest news, information and techniques from the world of Autism Parenting delivered to your ipad while you sleep, all for the price of the cafe latte per month. We have had a really amazing response to our last email about the new Autism Parenting Magazine  along […]

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Preparing Children With Autism for the Dentist

  Bringing a child to the dental office can be a daunting task for any parent but especially for parents of Autistic children. Here are 10 things you can do to prepare your child, and yourself, for the dental visit. Following these tips will lead to a smoother experience for both of you and build your child’s […]

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Autism Parenting Magazine launched on newstand

Unlike other parents, the parents of Autistic children often struggle alone. Faced with challenging and difficult behavior, its not always easy to find the best ways to help your child.  Parents are often thrown into a situation where they have to navigate the minefield of getting official support, access to services and work out the strategies and […]

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Autism vs Aspergers Syndrome

Leo Kanner was the first person to describe the nature of Autism and its symptoms almost sixty years ago.  Later, Hans Asperger wrote about a condition, which was first termed autistic psychopathology and is now known as Asperger’s Syndrome. Though there were similarities in the two discoveries, Asperger claimed that his disorder was not a […]

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Famous people with autism

So as the number of individuals with autism and Aspergers continue to increase and they become a greater part of the public conversation regarding research and treatment, one question that comes up frequently is “what famous people have Autism”? Well, to most of those familiar with this disorder, the idea of someone famous with Aspergers […]

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Aspergers and thinking differently

We just wanted to share this video with you today, it kind of sums up why there is nothing wrong with thinking differently. One of the symptoms associated with Asperger’s Syndrome is the narrow range of interests that one can become obsessive in. Often people with Autism develop “special hobbies”,  becoming totally obsessive around a […]

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Our Top Ten Books on Autism and Aspergers

  Emotional Mastery For Adults with Asperger’s This book was written in response to many of the questions about anxiety, depression and the frustration of living with Asperger’s that we received from readers of this website. One of the things that people with Aspergers struggle with is their emotions. This book gives a lot of […]

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Sensory Processing Disorder In Adults With Autism

Every person needs to integrate the signals that we receive through our senses to do daily activities.  However, for people with Asperger’s Syndrome this is difficult because of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). For those of you that are unfamiliar with SPD, here is an explanation from the SPD Foundation: “Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formerly known […]

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A look at Aspergers Syndrome and Anxiety

Anxiety poses one of the core challenges for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and other types of autism. There is a great deal of anxiety already inherent in the condition itself, which is then further intensified by social pressure and hypersensitivity to outside stimuli, another common symptom of autism. According to conservative estimates, 65% of adults […]

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Getting an Official Aspergers Diagnosis

In this post we will discuss the issues and techniques surrounding diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. The issue has become a bit of a minefield with many general practitioners refusing to allow people the opportunity for an official diagnosis. Many people have already taken the free online AQ Test, which will give people the opportunity to […]

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The world of dating and relationships

A common thread among adults with Asperger’s is difficulty creating and maintaining meaningful romantic relationships, particularly with those considered neuro-typical (NT). Some “experts” even claim that “true” people with Aspergers do not desire and are incapable of romantic relations. However, research disagrees. Relationships for Aspergians simply require more work, knowledge, and understanding. Meeting a new […]

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A list of the best Aspergers movies

Here is our list of the best movies on Aspergers Syndrome and Autism. These are all movies we have enjoyed watching in the past and have found many of them very moving and inspirational. Many of these films feature adults and children with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. We hope you enjoy them too and please […]

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Emotional Mastery for Adults with Aspergers

Following on from a survey that we carried out recently, we discovered that the main thing  people with Aspergers struggled with was their emotions. In particular, anxiety, depression  and stress seemed to be the most prevalent aspects that were affecting quality of life. Dealing with one’s emotions is unfortunately not something that is taught in school. Because of this we decided […]

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Whats your biggest challenge?

As well all know very well, Aspergers Syndrome is not such an easy condition to live with. Part of what makes it more difficult is not having the information we need in order to thrive in life. In our quest for new and interesting content for our readers, we wanted to hear from you about […]

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Aspergers Diet Tips

If you or loved one did score highly on the test and you are looking for some helpful techniques then you are going to like this post. While we are not going to go into detail about treatment, we will talk about the helpful effects of good nutrition when working with Aspergers.   The Dairy and […]

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What is PDD-Nos? Criteria and Symptoms

PDD Nos or Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified , is a type of diagnosis given to individuals on the autism spectrum. As a diagnosis, it fits somewhere between Aspergers syndrome and classic autism. Often it is used as a kind of catch all for those that do not fully fit into either category , it […]

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Aspergers Checklist

We recently discovered this Aspergers Checklist which gives a good level of detail into diagnosis of Aspergers. One of the interesting things it mentions is that Aspergers Syndrome is particularly difficult to diagnose in younger children and toddlers. It includes a number of factors which would not normally be used in the diagnosis of adults but can […]

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Interpreting Aspergers AQ Test Score

For those of you have taken the AQ / Autism Test, you are probably wondering what the results mean. While you’re interpreting the results, please bear in mind that the scores of the AQ test are based on statistical analysis of people with Autism who have taken the test and while it isn’t an exact […]

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Aspergers Syndrome Symptoms

Due to the varied components of Aspergers Syndrome evident in each individual, it can be a difficult disorder to diagnose. Each person exhibits a different combination of symptoms although when a certain amount are present, a professional can correctly determine whether they have Aspergers. If you don’t find the below conclusive, you may want to […]

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Aspergers syndrome, testing and understanding

Social Contact and Emotional Empathy Aspergers syndrome results in an inability to express, understand and interpret feelings. Feelings that can be within oneself or another, for AS sufferers it is the same. As a consequence of not being able to relate on a true emotional level, these individuals find extreme difficulty in developing social relationships. Something […]

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The Aspergers Test Explained

  The Aspergers test, officially the “AQ test” or “Autism Spectrum Quotient” was published by Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, UK in 2001.[1] The test takes into account all of the factors listed above and aims “to investigate whether adults of average intelligence have symptoms of autism or […]

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What is Aspergers Syndrome?

  This is a question that seems to be asked increasingly in our modern society. From engineers and computer programmers to quantum physicists, the highly intelligent but socially awkward populations of society are eventually beginning to find answers to the question they have always been busy with – “why am I different”. Tragically the people […]

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