Category Archives for "Social skills"

Asperger’s in The Workplace — How And Whether to Tell Your Employers

How many times have you, as an Aspie, been told, For goodness’ sake, don’t mention that you’ve got Asperger’s; If I was you, I wouldn’t mention that you’ve got Asperger’s Syndrome; No, I don’t think you need to tell anyone, just watch what you’re saying to people and you’ll be fine. I remember the first […]

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An Aspie’s Adventures In The Workplace

I left school at the age of sixteen, in 1994. I had a small part-time job in a café then. This was my first proper job. At that time, I did not know I had Asperger’s Syndrome. Some people thought I was lazy and immature. No one really seemed to know what to do with […]

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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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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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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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Making friends when you have Asperger’s and Autism

A lot of people with autism struggle when it comes to making friends. They find that they don’t have the social skills or the confidence to go up and start talking to new people, or to know what to say if somebody comes up, and starts talking to them. They might also find that because […]

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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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Addressing the Strengths of Pupils with Asperger’s Syndrome

By Carol Edwards © 2014 Key points The key learning points in this article concentrate on using the youngster’s strengths, which make up for the limitations and drawbacks caused by social communication difficulties, social interaction complexities and a lack of social imagination. These traits, known as the triad of impairments, can be turned around when […]

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