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Autistics Aware has written 17 posts for Autistics Aware

Break a Leg, Then Sue

Aspies have a delightful ability to interpret everything very literaly. These situations are often so heartbreaking, as you watch the individual with Asperger’s stray down the path of misunderstanding, under the guise of following directions. One of those idioms often used by society is one that I just cannot wrap my head around (but I … Continue reading

Facebook, Loneliness, and Asperger’s

Is Facebook making us lonely? This question was raised in an article written by Stephen Marche in the May 2012 edition of The Atlantic. The research examined the typical population and social norms worldwide. For individuals with Autism, social norms are perceived very differently, and it is quite astonishing how Facebook enhanced their feelings of … Continue reading

Asperger’s/autism: an analogy

Re Asperger’s/autism, I propose an analogy … /1/ ASPERGER’S IS LIKE … Asperger’s is like being left-handed: even in cultures that don’t try to “cure” your difference, almost everything’s carefully designed and arranged for people who aren’t like you. You can still — with some level of difficulty — learn to get through your day … Continue reading

In the Aspie Closet

By Andrew Crippen I’ve known that I have Asperger’s Syndrome for about 3 years now. At least, known to the extent that a person can know without a professional diagnosis. I suppose, at age 35, it wasn’t the life altering news it is for some of us who finally figure it out, but it certainly … Continue reading

Autism and Empathy, the Fixers and the Huggers

In a bold perspective on empathy and autism, Dr. Jacob A. Burack compares displays of empathy between a child with autism, and a typically developing child, the neurotypical. In his book titles, The development of autism: perspectives from theory and research, he discusses the finding of various studies on behavioral responses to adults showing distress, fear … Continue reading

Autism and Communication – Emotion/Feelings Chart

While typically developed people have a natural ability and an interest to share their feelings and emotions, individuals with Autism find it very challenging to do that in the expected manner. The tools that the majority of the population use without even thinking, are facial expressions and gestures, as well as complex adjectives describing emotions. … Continue reading

Asperger’s and Jobs

Workplace Related Links http://www.aspiritech.org – Aspiritech is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide a path for high functioning individuals on the Autism Spectrum to realize their potential through gainful employment. Dude, I’m an Aspie! – Asperger’s advantages in the workplace. Free iPads and Tablets – 7 Ways to Get a Free iPad for … Continue reading

Handwriting That Works

Our member Kate Gladstone is the world’s only known handwriting expert who is on the Autism Spectrum — giving her added insight into the handwriting problems of people with autism, Asperger’s, and other neurological issues. Kate’s Handwriting Repair: Handwriting That Works business teaches individuals a high-efficiency array of skills to improve their handwriting. Kate is also sought after by professionals … Continue reading

Blog Themes

This blog is a cooperative effort of all members. Some themes that we tried and since replaced are highlighted below. If  you want to make a suggestion or revert to any of the previously used themes, just let the admin know. Current Theme The Morning After by WooThemes A classic magazine theme featuring a custom menu, header and … Continue reading

Words – A Poem

Words – A Poem by Henny S.  Words. They are stuck. It’s stuck in my throat. No place to go. Easing it out with very little tools Sharp objects obstructing its path Worrying its way through. There. Some words still left behind Deeper down in the pit In the stomach, hastening to escape. Unsure how … Continue reading