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Take the online Asperger’s Test

Do you suspect you or someone you know has Aspergers? Take this short online Autism / Aspergers Test developed by the Cambridge Autism Research Center. Please note, for privacy reasons we do not store the results of the AQ test. It is important to note that while this test can be used to give an […]

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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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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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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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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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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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