-There is so much information available about all levels of the autism spectrum; some clinical and of late, there is a lot more information that has finally become available directly from Autistic people. This can prove to be very helpful and at times overwhelming whether you are new to the Autism community or you are seeking some guidance due to recent changes within the Autistic person's life.
As an adult diagnosed Asperger Syndrome that also raised twins (boy/girl) both on the autism spectrum, my journey has been filled with joys/sadness, trials and triumphs but most of all, I began learning and changing how I function in society. I changed my attitude! I decided I wanted to do more, experience more and live more but I also knew that I had to do all of this and stay true to who I am. The one big lesson I did learn quickly is, there is always a cost to achieve gain yet the investment in myself is worth it.
Asperger Syndrome is a difference in how the person perceives, understands and interacts but what really needs to be understood is that the DSM5 is only a guideline and the rest is uniquely individual to each person.
Some of the areas I will be covering on this site and in my blog. -Sensory over-stimulation is generally not taken into account as much as it should be and the affects it creates, shows up through the person's anxieties and behaviors. -Communication misunderstanding since generally people do not say what they mean nor do they provide the information required so that the person can fully understand the instructions or conversation intent. -Stimming/Tics and their purpose -Idioms/Metaphors -Emotions/Empathy -Challenges/Strengths -Relationships -Bullying/Safety -Employment
Differences are meant to be discovered and understood. Once understood, they are no longer just differences.
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