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11 online dating tips for Aspergians

A cheat sheet for online dating You can print these 11 pointers out and keep them nearby as a cheat sheet while you are looking for someone online.  It is written to avoid some pitfalls while dating on the spectrum and will be useful for any online dating site.  You can also use our printer friendly PDF and EPUB Take […]

“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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The Obvious Friend

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 body language and showing interest. […]

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Getting On With Aspergers

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. The build up to and […]

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The empathy misconception

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 everyone with Asperger’s) but many […]

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Meet Julia, Who Happens to Be Amazing!

Source: Meet Julia, Who Happens to Be Amazing! Julia, the new Sesame Street character with autism, has already made friends on this wonderful children’s show, offering an example of acceptance of our differences. Ah, yes – I am old enough to remember when Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and all of Jim Henson’s other beloved Muppet […]

Symptoms of Asperger’s Disorder

Source: Symptoms of Asperger’s Disorder Asperger’s Disorder is a syndrome that typically appears first in childhood, and is primarily characterized by a person’s difficulty in everyday social interactions with others. For instance, a person with Asperger’s may engage in long-winded, one-sided conversations without noticing or caring about the listener’s interest. They also often lack usual nonverbal communication skills, such as engaging in eye […]

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