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Emma Reilly is set to rub shoulders with star guests Kevin Spacey and Gemma Arterton at The Prince’s Trust Samsung Celebrate Success Awards
An Aspie girl who fought her way to success after battling the school life was made a misery by bullies is now set to be the envy of many as she prepares to mingle with Hollywood star Kevin Spacey and The X Factor’s Simon...
The idea that all people with autism are disordered, impaired, or somehow “lesser” is one that still needs to be challenged
Decades ago I found myself working with a young woman with autism. I had done my reading of the autism texts of the time, and was singularly surprised when nothing I had read matched up to the person I was sat next to. There was no flapping, she had no interest in my earrings or buttons, and she certainly wasn’t even lining anything up.
Autism IS linked to higher intelligence: People with genes related to the condition 'scored better in mental ability tests'
People carrying autism genes scored better on intelligent tests
Genetic factors in autism associated with heightened mental ability
But experts warn relationship between autism and intelligence is 'not clear'
The genes linked with autism are thought to promote higher intelligence, scientists believe.
Genetic factors, thought to play a role in autism, are associated...
The traits they list are known for being aspie traits. What do you think it all means?
"I need solitude for my writing," the "Metamorphosis" author said, but "not 'like a hermit' — that wouldn't be enough — but like a dead man."
Kafka, often held up as the lonely, tortured artist, wasn't alone in his need for solitude. Maya Angelou checked herself into hotel rooms to get work done; "Freedom" author Jonathan Franzen stuffs his ears and blindfold his eyes to bang out a...
One of my steady obsessions is self-directed education. Like a lot of aspies, I've had problems with traditional schooling.
What kinds of things do you like to take on as self-education? What experiences have you had doing this? Is it easier working with a small group when it's self-directed, or do you need to go it alone? How do you know when you've had "enough?"
What have you learned recently that you're excited about? Or what's your current fascinating subject?
ST. CLOUD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -An autistic boy in Florida had an incredible birthday party, thanks to strangers and people who serve and protect. The celebration follows a bitter disappointment, the family says.
6-year-old Glenn Buratti has a lot to be thankful for. He recently scored a huge birthday surprise from sheriff's deputies and firefighters at his home in Saint Cloud. All this comes after his mom planned an earlier birthday party and not one of the 16 children she...
For me, it affects going out alone and thus, doing things on my own, when others are around.
I hate the idea that I am being scrutinized and thus, have to do major psyching up to just pop down my road for something and I mean: I can see my chemist, from my drive and thus, literally a 2 minute work and yet, it might as well be hours away!
We have a bar/tobac as our neighbours ( live in France and so, not like your usual rowdy pub etc) and to go to our bins, which is again, 2 mins away, I...
I wanted to share the following based on some comments I've read here & there. A clarification of sorts although I am no "expert". (Is anyone though?)
So here goes,
It is not accurate that autistic kids have 'no desire to participate' in the world. This includes those who present as severely autistic, low functioning, & non-verbal.
They have extremely sensitive & easily overloaded sensory systems which make them highly sensitive & incapable of expressing themselves - sometimes thought...
I always wonder about this, especially in certain circumstances.
I have been advised by a friend to hold off on talking about this right away with new people I meet.
For example, I have recently met a woman. We have been talking via email. She is a very sweet and kind person.
We are going on our first date next month for my birthday which is really exciting, BUT...
I know having Aspergers Syndrome is not something I will most likely bring up on our first date (And, honestly, so I have...
As is my custom, I've had a thought while answering a post on another thread, and it's grown into a topic.
It's just occurred to me how bloody deceptive we Aspies can be, especially those of us who don't present as classic cases any doctor would spot from miles away. NTs find themselves attracted, perhaps for what we seem to have in common, perhaps for interesting differences they find refreshing. Things start out fine, emotions and energy get invested, then WHAM, they run up against...
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