Those diagnosed or suspected of having Aspergers Syndrome are often considered extremely bright, obsessive-compulsive and socially awkward, these individuals have a hard time adapting and conforming to the 'said' normal world.
An introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance including some suggestions that can help when interacting with those diagnosed with the condition.
Introduction I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when I was in tenth grade, and my parents assured me it was the most fitting diagnosis. After being mistakenly diagnosed as schizophrenic when I was hospitalized after failing eighth grade...
There are currently five different disorders that all fit underneath the Autism Spectrum Disorder umbrella. Some disorders are very similar in nature, but others are much different from the other.
Autism affects females differently. Girls and women are often better able to "fit in" and develop effective coping mechanisms but lack of awareness can result in unmet needs and untapped potential.
You sent me to go with Betty to watch her square dances, and you brought me to PTA meetings with you and even became the lunch lady at my school. You did all you could to 'socialize' me, and it hasn't failed. I'm just differently made-up. But it's normal, for me”.
Autism is a neurological condition that effects individuals in a number of ways, primarily their ability to communicate on a social level. The diagnosis of Autism is done on a spectrum and often Autism is referred to as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (...
Many people with autism have difficulty keeping employment. With new strategies in helping autistic people on the job we hope to see a higher success rate for people with autism keeping jobs.
Over the years our characterization of autism has changed, as has our understanding of this condition. This hub provides a history of autism and attempts to describe this disorder.