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I use the word "trigger" to mean anything that someone sees, hears, touches, smells, senses, imagines, tastes, and so on, that activates their "fight/flight/freeze" survival mechanism (causes a meltdown, a fight or argument, a high degree of distress, avoidance, etc.).
If you're willing to say, what are some of the strongest triggers of which you are aware?
If it's not too self-serving, I would be interested in your experiences where you worked with a therapist that you either really liked or really disliked. No names of therapists please.
What is the best thing a therapist can do?
What is the worst thing a therapist can do?
It has been something that has been weighing on my head for awhile. and while it causes many issues with my family life i was wondering what other people thought on the subject.
Expectations can be a pain in the butt from the family, friends, bosses, and such. for me the hardest of these is family. for my family i feel like they are the least realistic but hurt my self confidence the most
Expectations can be a pain the the butt with aspergers i have found, as they are with any invisible...
The Pentagon has delayed plans to cut spending that would have resulted in a significant decrease in the amount of autism services that are provided to military families throughout the country.
Yes, it looks like a truncated dirty word. Feel free to take this moment to get the giggles out of your system.
I'm only a few months in to my Aspie self-diagnosis, so I don't know how much this is common knowledge (and only found one reference here on AC), but I'll pass it on anyway.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) neuroscientists have posed a new hypothesis for autism, suggesting that the disorder may be rooted in an impaired ability to predict events and other people’s actions.
The researchers assert that, to an autistic child, the world appears to be a “magical” and random place, rather than one of order and predictability. Therefore, symptoms such as repetitive behavior and the need for a highly structured environment may be coping strategies in an...
Military families are concerned they could lose medical help for their autistic children because of planned spending cuts at the Pentagon.
As part of an effort to reduce its healthcare costs, the Pentagon is planning to slash payments in half to providers who work with autistic children under TRICARE, the military’s healthcare plan.
The latest TRICARE manual, released in September, cuts their pay from $125 a hour to between $50 and $68 an hour.
Some people think I have High Functioning Autism so I searched for an video on YouTube and found this.
"Essentials for Educators: Presented by Utah parents, teachers, professionals in the field of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), this video explains underlying differences in individuals with ASD and suggest strategies for increasing their success in the school setting."
Remember when we wrote about Iris Grace, the incredibly talented 5-year-old girl with autism who paints beautiful pictures? It turns out that she has a behind-the-scenes helper who’s also worthy of praise – that’s Thula, her therapeutic cat.
Thula, who is almost 1 year old, is a Maine Coon. This breed is known as the intelligent and gentle giant of the cat world and though she’s still small and young, Thula does not disappoint. Her gentle and compassionate character is especially important for...
i have recently come to accept that i have AS, and even though its a self diagnosis it has been something that was just misdiagnosed as ADD.
I apologize for how long this is but to fully understand pretty much most of my back story is needed.
Since i was 3 or so i remember being under doctors eyes, therapist, councilors, behavioral specialist and all that jazz. at the age of 3 (1994 or so) i was diagnosed with ADD because of my interactions at preschool i guess. i didn't have any friends, and...
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