Source: “Ask Dr. Tony” on Girls with Aspergers – An Autism Hangout Feature Program In this video by autismhangout (dotcom) Dr. Tony Attwood talks about Girls with Asperger’s. In this report, Dr. Tony feels the 4:1 (boys to girls) ratio is inaccurate… he believes the actual ratio to be closer to 2:1. He calls out several reasons why […]

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Source: The Obvious Friend Every once in a while, I realize how clueless I am when it comes to social situations. I have been taking a communication class, and one of our readings was about relational messages. Basically relational messages are the clues people give that tell what type of relationship they are forming. It includes things like […]

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Source: Getting On With Aspergers Last year I wrote a piece on mental health and my personal experience in being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. The response to Getting This Far was incredible, it made me realise that mental health has an impact on so many lives and actually talking about it can really help other people. […]

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Source: The empathy misconception One of the most prevalent myths I’ve encountered about people with Asperger’s is that we have no empathy. That we just don’t feel for others. In my experience, this is up there with video games turning  kids into shroom-devouring, tortoise-murdering plumbers. Okay, there may be some for whom it’s true, (as always, I can’t speak for […]

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