9 Keys for Handling Confrontation

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

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Autism and PTSD: Similarities and Differences

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

What I love about my female Asperger / autistic behaviours

This blog is about my own experience of my autistic behaviours. I've seen and read lots of lists by other women and these have helped me identify as an adult with autism (Samantha Craft's list being my favourite). You can find these and other links on my page, "Am I autistic?" here Feeling different from the majority … Continue reading What I love about my female Asperger / autistic behaviours

Positive aspects of Asperger’s / autism

By the Silent Wave (reposted) When searching for traits, characteristics, or symptoms of Asperger’s (and the rest of the autism spectrum, to an extent) online, the first–and the majority of–information you’ll probably find focuses on the negative aspects, at least as perceived by the “official sources” and “experts”.  It begins to sound like a broken … Continue reading Positive aspects of Asperger’s / autism