• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Autistic Adults – Part I: Hyper-Reactivity

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is commonly found among those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Like Autism, SPD is a neurological disorder which affects the way the brain processes sensory stimuli, such as sights, sounds, taste, touch, and smells. Difficulties can be with general sensory modulation or by being over or under …

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Good Jobs for People with Asperger’s Syndrome

People with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) or high functioning autism, think and perform in a way that is different than their Neuro-Typical (NT), those without autism, counterparts. Therefore, when searching for work, or even if they are currently employed, it stands to reason that they would excel in some areas and …

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Adult Autism Hurt

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… Childhood was fleeting. I’d entered the adult world, but try as I might to tread water the current continued to pull me under. The world around me was changing—swiftly.  Old friends were growing, beginning careers, and starting families while I floundered. …

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Adults and Children with Autism tend to be Picky Eaters

Many of us with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have difficulty tolerating foods. There are several reasons for this, for our being seen as “picky eaters” from childhood. First, our acute sense of smell serves to warn us about foods that we are not going to like. My father used to …

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