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The Psychology of Color and Autistic Children; Part V: Changing the Color Environment

Is your autistic child restless at bedtime in their room? Does he/she get easily distracted when doing homework? Are they more hyper-active, or lethargic in certain places? Do they avoid a particular room in the house like a colorfully decorated powder room? Alternating the color-schemes in places where your child …

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The Effects of Color on Autistic Children; Part I: Does Color Matter?

Interior decorators and psychologists have long understood that colors can have a dramatic effect on mood and behavior, a concept known as Color Psychology. Decorators use color to create excitement, peace, creativity, and calm. Autistic children and adults tend to have heightened senses, and the way they see or perceive …

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My Environment and My Aspie Moods: Finding a Happy Place

Yes, this is a picture of a bathroom, my bathroom to be exact and today this is my happy place. I’ve been discussing the importance my environment has on my emotions, and how utterly critical it is for me (and most Aspies I believe) to have a place where they …

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Autism and our Environment; The Importance of “feeling” Happy

A few weeks ago I wrote a series of articles for answers.com about the Psychology of Color and Autism, which sparked my interest. For those of you who do not know what comes next�a sparked interest means RESEARCH! Yay, one of my favorite things in the world to do, but …

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Asperger’s Grief and Discomfort

I don’t know if it my Asperger’s that makes me so uncomfortable around grieving people, or it is responsible for my diligently shutting down emotions to keep distance from my own grief, but I do not that I never know how to help others in this situation.  It is not …

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