Category Archives for "Social skills"

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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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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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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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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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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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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