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New Ebooks — Autism Information and Stories

by admin on October 3, 2012

This week I spent time putting together some new Ebooks. It is my goal to help parents find resources and ways of understanding what life with autism may be like through my eyes. I want to do this by helping parents find creative ways to learn more about autism that are cost efficient and user friendly. Below you will find information about the latest Ebooks.  I hope that you and your family can find these books both helpful and useful in understanding autism.  You can learn more about my Eboo...

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From Coping with Autism to Living Happily with Autism

by admin on September 23, 2012

I was asked to write this article about coping with autism.  A few months ago I would have been okay with writing an article on coping with autism. But today I’m not. Because for the first time in my life I’m not coping with autism; I’m learning to live happily with autism. I suppose you could still consider it coping but coping doesn’t sound positive enough for me.   Like many adults on the spectrum, so many parents of children on the spectrum, and children themselves living with ...

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How Aspies View Friendship

by admin on September 5, 2012

I understand and embrace that I have Asperger’s and my mind works differently. All I really want are a few good friends and to feel like I'm a part of someone's life. Just to feel special I guess. I've been thinking a lot about what happens to me with friendships. People always say there are different levels of friendship. And I understand that there are. But my mind is like an on and off switch. My issue is that my brain is either emotionally turned off or emotionally turned fully on - there...

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The Best Strategy for Finding Friends

by admin on July 12, 2012

Good friends are so hard to find. Yes they are, especially when you have that belief.The reality is that it's hard to spot them when all you focus on is the disproportionate number of jerks around. Keep in mind that the jerks are easier to spot because they are better at drawing attention to themselves and therefore seem more numerous.What if you subtracted the number of jerks you've identified from the total number of people in your life? You'd find there are so many more people to choose fro...

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Autism / Asperger Syndrome & the Irlen Method

by admin on May 6, 2012

“Sensory processing problems can cause real pain; even non-verbal individuals with autism can have a problem with sensory overload. Some people are really helped by Irlen Colored Lenses.” - Temple Grandin, Ph.D. “I know of several children and adults (with Asperger's Syndrome) who have reported a considerable reduction in visual sensitivity and sensory overload when wearing Irlen lenses." - Tony Attwood, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, The Com...

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