Category: Asperger

Focusing the focus…

Today my driving license, credit card and and bank card and an Ikea Family card got lost or stolen, but I don’t have anxiety. A few years ago this would have caused me a really severe panic attack and possibly a melt down, I would worry about every little detail of it, digging into all possibilities, putting intensely all the […]

What’s the species of Neurotypicals?

Neurotypicals are the species of non autistics.  They come in all sizes and shapes. They never seem to get tired in peopely places. They can change topics in one second. They tolerate lots of noise, bright lights or something on their skin unless it’s very obviously standing out times 100.  NT’s generally like to say what sounds good instead of what […]

How my Asperger-anxiety and I try to live together.

Intro “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for everyvictory gained you will also suffer a defeat.If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”    ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War   After doing some reflecting […]

3 Tips on Dating with Autism

Dating with autism can seem like a huge obstacle. Relationships are full of subtleties, and they present their own can of worms when it comes to communication issues. You may think that dating while autistic is impossible and that you’ll never find that special someone. However, that’s not true! Autism is something that makes you, and while it should be taken into account while […]

Autism and Weak Central Coherence

Source:  Psychcentral By Gwendolyn Kansen Last updated: 9 Nov 2015 ~ 2 MIN READ   If you have autism, people have probably told you that you “don’t see the big picture.” Or that you “fixate on things.” I know I hear that all the time. Repetition is comforting to me. And like most people with autism, I have a lot of problems relating to people. “Restricted […]

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Coping Skills for the busy day with a new location

Source: Coping Skills for the busy day with a new location One of my newest implemented coping skills is one I use for those busy days with a new place, or multiple new places. Perhaps you have an appointment with a new doctor in a new location and you will need to visit two separate locations before your day is complete. […]

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How do you feel?

Source: How do you feel? I was looking for a breakdown of the basic emotions we are all supposed to experience and I came upon this intereating map of where in our bodies these emotions occur, or rather where we think that we experience them. The diagrams evolved from a poll, not empirical evidence, however, it’s amusing to see whether they tally with your own innevitably […]

“Ask Dr. Tony” on Girls with Aspergers – An Autism Hangout Feature Program

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 girls are usually not diagnosed […]

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Change and Uncertainty

Source: Change and Uncertainty The title explains two things I am not good at dealing with. For example, I just found out that something at work will be changing and I’m freaking out a little bit–imagining that I will be out of a job soon, without even unemployment to fall back on. Another example: my therapist has been out of the […]

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Aspergers and Social Skills Pt. 1

Source: Aspergers and Social Skills Pt. 1 One of the most commonly referred to traits of someone with Aspergers is that we have poor social skills. From my observation, this varies by the person. Some aspies seem very good at blending in with crowds and are comfortable speaking with everyone. Some, not so much. Myself, I can be perfectly comfortable in […]

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