Category Archives for "Personal Stories"

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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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 […]

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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! My name is Darren Lambert and I have autism. […]

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Autism and Relationships Part 2 – when both people have autism

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 than the difficulties faced by […]

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Living With Asperger’s – Personal Stories Part 4

Some people are born feeling different. One of my earliest memories is of being at playgroup (or kindergarten, as you may well now call it) sitting having milk with all the other kids in the class, hearing the general hubbub around about me and knowing, somehow, that I was not, for some reason, part of […]

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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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Living With Asperger’s – Personal Stories Part 3

Today we have another real life story from Marie Hélène Carette. Its great that we receive so many stories from all around the world. Over to Marie: I am really grateful for your site and its rich content. I happened to do the Aspie test on your site in 2012, and two other times since […]

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Living With Asperger’s – Personal Stories Part 2

  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 obstacles. Life was strange, people […]

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Living with Asperger’s personal stories part 1

In today’s article we have the first of the personal stories. This article comes to us from Nancy, who has shared her experience with Asperger’s. I’m sure some of you can relate to the experiences Nancy shares about and will find it helpful. My name is Nancy. I’m 70 years old. Ever since I started […]

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