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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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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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Take the online Asperger’s Test

Do you suspect you or someone you know has Aspergers? Take this short online Asperger’s Test developed by the Cambridge Autism Research Center. You have probably arrived at this page because you suspect yourself or someone you care about has Aspergers Syndrome (AS) or High Functioning Autism (HFA).  It hasn’t been until the past ten […]

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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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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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Is Autism Hereditary? What is the link between Autism and Genetics?

This is the first of a sequence of posts that will discuss the causes of Autism. We will start with one of the questions parents often ask themselves “Is Autism Hereditary”? Before I start I want to address this post with a word of caution, that everybody’s Autism is different. By different I mean they […]

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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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