• Understanding Autism from the Inside

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Idioms and Autism Spectrum Disorders / Asperger’s Syndrome

Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) such as Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), continually struggle over what they perceive as utterly pointless turns of phrase. Idioms are a minefield for these very literally-minded learners. Often children with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) respond to idiomatic expressions in a way that is perceived as “sassy”; …

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4 Autism and Asperger’s Blogs for Woman

Historically, boys are more readily identified when displaying autistic traits, referred for evaluation, and subsequently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders than girls. Girls have been under recognized leaving many to go undiagnosed until well into adulthood. The following five blogs are a great source of information for anyone wanting to …

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Asperger’s Syndrome in Adults: 4 Self-Diagnosing Tests

Many adults have been searching for answers their entire lives; answers to explain their differences, to explain what is “wrong” with them. Sometimes this search leads them to look at Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as, other Autism Spectrum Disorders. It can be extremely difficult for an adult with a suspicion …

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Autism in School: How Do Sensory Issues Affect the Classroom?

Autistic children may face many challenges learning in a classroom full of peers. Beyond problems that arise due to deficits in Executive Functioning (disorganization, forgetfulness, punctuality, etc.), weak central coherence (hyper-focusing on details), and Theory of Mind (difficulty understand other’s intentions), children with autism often have unique sensory needs. The …

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5 Tips for Visiting Amusement Parks with your Autistic Child

Children with autism spectrum disorders can enjoy amusement parks with their families with just a little extra preparation. If you are intending to take your family to enjoy these parks and have an autistic child in tow, the following tips are for you. Ensuring your ASD child, a child with …

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Three Core Deficits of Asperger’s Syndrome / Autism

Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, or Autism have difficulties/deficits/disabilities in three core aspects of brain functioning—three areas that come naturally or subconsciously to others.Often those with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome have difficulty in areas that come naturally to other people. There are three core areas that those on the Autism Spectrum …

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Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Autistic Adults – Part III: Additional Difficulties

In the first two parts of this three part article series describing the symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) as it appears in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders both hyper-reactivity and hypo-reactivity to sensory stimuli was discussed. So prevalent are these symptoms of SPD in those with Autism Spectrum Disorders …

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Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Autistic Adults – Part II: Hypo-Reactivity

In part one of this series hyper-reactivity or over-stimulation of sensory stimuli is described as it appears in many adults with autism. Although hyper-sensitivities are very common in autism, hypo-sensitivities to sensory stimuli can be just as prevalent. Hypo-reactivity exists when the sensory system is under-stimulated by external stimuli, and …

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Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Autism

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is extremely common in those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In fact, those with Autism commonly struggle with all kinds of sensory processing issues. SPD can be diagnosed without having an Autism Spectrum Disorder; however, those with Autism almost always struggle with SPD. What Is Sensory …

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The Literal-Minded ASD Child; Taking What You Say Literally

Being mindful of the words you use when speaking to your ASD child can be exhausting, but so can the meltdown that follows misinterpretations. Understanding how their highly literal minds process the words is crucial. Why Do ASD Children Misinterpret Language? The “normal”, “neuro-typical” child without an autism spectrum disorder …

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    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed

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