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Asperger's Syndrome & Autism News & Forum
Actor and autistic Mickey Rowe puts the tension of apparent dichotomies to work in daily interaction and in art.
You may ask yourself, what is an autistic doing working at language-based theatre companies? I often ask myself that question. But I believe that in theatre, my “weakness” is one of my strengths.
If you see me walking down the street, I most likely have headphones on. I nearly always wear a blue t-shirt—v-neck so nothing touches my neck. And I don’t wear...
So, as many have read in the past few months, we've been looking for new staff members after a slot opened up.
Perhaps you already noticed by now 2 members have changed their usernames from blue to green, meaning they're both part of the moderation team.
For those not in the know; the Aspiescentral staff has agreed that Warmheart and Sass are members who are more than suitable to strenghten the ranks. So, on behalf of all members on the forum, I'd like to wish them a warm welcome to the...
There's a new muppet on Sesame Street: Julia. She's a "preschool girl with autism who does things a little differently when playing with her friends, the lovable Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Grover," the Sesame Workshop told ABC News.
Julia is the face of a broad set of autism-awareness tools the Sesame Workshop has rolled out. In development for three years, the new program is dubbed "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children." It includes a dedicated website with autism resources...
As some might have noticed; Harrison isn't part of staff anymore. Life gets in the way sometimes; and sometimes... just sometimes, staffers really need a break from it all, because it can be a a bit overwhelming to deal with certain individuals. It's nothing exclusive to this forum, it happens everywhere. And considering staff does this job, essentially, for free, people might have to step back. There's no obligation for anyone to remain with staff until he (or she) gets laid off.
Severity levels for autism spectrum disorder. where do you belong?what do you think of them?
Restricted, repetitive behaviors
"Requiring very substantial support”
Severe deficits in verbal and nonverbal social communication skills cause severe im
Severity levels for autism spectrum disorder unfortunately this one is from autism speaks because that is the only one I could find at the time
If you find a simmilar scale let me know and reply...
Jw how the process happend for some people , I would like to take a test myself because iam not diagnosed , I should stress maybe my symptoms don't lead to aspergers and lie some where else I just see a lot of familiar story's . Anyway i don't know if I should make the first step? My lines complicate things because of my other mental issues but none the less let me know
I'll leave this one here for anyone interested;
(The Ted talks video offers subtitles and a transcript for those interested; click the Ted logo on the top left in the video to head to the Ted talks site about the video)
I'd like to point out this is not an invite to debate vaccines, since the video does touch upon that, since it's very much part of, well... autism culture and history.
"Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness."
This quote, a favorite on the Internet, may be referring to the dating habits of the general population. But as someone who's grown up with Asperger's Syndrome, I find the quip uniquely fitting for the autistic community. Dating on the spectrum involves more darkness than usual.
But despite the challenges, the perspective of those on the spectrum reimagines dating's dark rules through a thoroughly...
WARNING: Some of the video in the story (link at bottom of page) is graphic and might be disturbing to some viewers.
CLEVELAND, Ohio– The video is so violent, the victim’s mother has a hard time watching it.
“I was hurt. I was angry. I was upset. I was mad,” said Swann.
She said her young daughter has been bullied before, because the autism affects her ability to communicate normally.
“She mimics people,” said Joyce, “But she doesn’t mean no harm, because she...
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