Social anxiety is not the same as autism, these two “conditions” do have some things in common because they can both make social interactions awkward or uncomfortable.
Many autistic adults get told they don't seem autistic. This is because they have lived their lives learning, copying and masking communication differences to fit into a predominantly neurotypical world. Communication happens when one person sends a message to another person. This can be verbally or non-verbally. Interaction happens when two people respond to one … Continue reading 9 Keys for Handling Confrontation
As an adult seeking autism diagnosis or investigating autism, you may find this article helpful. I've left the original links in from the article and added my own photography. Article copied in full from here. Written by Katherine K.M. Stavropoulos Ph.D. A recent case study and review highlight overlap between ASD and PTSD. Those who are … Continue reading Autism and PTSD: Similarities and Differences
Bullying means that a single person or group of people are deliberately cruel to another person - for any reason. And it feels somehow shameful to have to talk about it as an adult. Here’s the scenario; due to my current illness and treatment I'm more vulnerable than usual, I really haven’t got much mental … Continue reading Bullying in the Classroom