• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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How do you make yourself a priority–a real question.

How do we find direction? I suffer most from my own lack of direction. Spinning my wheels, running in circles, trying to figure out what to do next when everything is coming at me at one time. Everything needing attention, everything shouting over one another….look at me, I’m next, don’t …

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The Constant Demand, and what they DON’T SEE!

You are so organized.  You great at this.  You have gotten over your autism.  You are successful. They don’t see the tears.  They don’t see the meltdowns.  They don’t see the panic attacks.  They don’t see the bolting up in bed at night soaked in sweat, head reeling with all …

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Sunshine and the Aspie: When the Weather Affects Our Neurology

Ohh…the happiness of Summer (As long as it is not too hot!) When I woke up this morning I still felt exhausted because I had not fallen asleep until after 2 a.m. last night. I have been having tremendous difficulty falling asleep lately (again): enter the famous Aspie insomnia. This …

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Recouping From the Holidays With Autism

So you have made it through one of the most stressful times in the year—the holidays, but it seems that your loved one with autism is taking a longer than usual time to get “back to normal.” The holidays are filled with social situations, shopping, unexpected surprises, family gatherings, and …

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People with Asperger’s Syndrome May Experience Depression Differently

Many people believe that people who suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a higher functioning form of autism, cannot feel and do not experience a full range of emotional stimuli. Nothing is further from the truth. People with Asperger’s Syndrome tend to feel things just like anyone else. They may …

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Recognizing Depression in People with Asperger’s Syndrome

Why is it sometime difficult to identify depression in those with autism spectrum disorders? The difficulty may arise as a result of the inability or difficulty autistic individuals have expressing their emotions or communicating feelings of disturbance, anxiety or distress verbally. Depression is often missed until it is so severe …

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Autism – 5 Tips to Calm Anxiety Due to Sensory Overload

Use Earplugs or Noise Cancelling Headphones Whether at home, school, or in a noisy supermarket the sounds coming at your child all at the same time can be an overwhelming experience. It is often difficult for the autistic individual with auditory processing issues (sensitivities to sounds) to filter out background …

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5 Sources of Stress Your Aspie Partner May Be Experiencing That You Never Thought Of

People with Asperger’s often refer to themselves as “Aspies.” Sometimes even seemingly simple everyday tasks can be a source of stress and discomfort to someone with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Many people around them do not understand their odd behaviors, or even realize many times that an event or task could …

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People with Asperger’s Syndrome May Experience Depression Differently

Many people believe that people who suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a higher functioning form of autism, cannot feel and do not experience a full range of emotional stimuli. Nothing is further from the truth. People with Asperger’s Syndrome tend to feel things just like anyone else. They may …

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Autism and Anxiety

Autism is often described as a social and communication disorder. Many adults with autism have first been misdiagnosed, or have co-morbid diagnosis of social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorder, and panic disorders. It is unclear whether these are separate from their autism or are actually a part of the autism itself. …

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