ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) has become a highly controversial topic. Many ASD people and also professionals consider it a form of cruelty and dehumanisation. Yet it is still widely practised with many reporting varying degrees of success. Usually, this therapy is for children on the spectrum and less frequently we hear of adults on the … Read moreABA – Applied Behaviour Analysis
Ari Ne’eman in his paper “Autism in the Context of Ableism” stated that: “Autism isn’t something a person has or a “shell” that a person is trapped inside. There’s no normal child hidden behind the autism. Autism is a way of being. It is pervasive; it colours every experience, every sensation, perception, thought, emotion, and … Read moreAblesim and autism
Various tests have been devised by ARC (Autism Research Centre) for use in the course of our research (The Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient or AQ). One of these tests, the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) (Adult) relevant to adults, is made available here for download as an Excel Spreadsheet. We acknowledge S. Baron-Cohen and ARC. Download … Read moreFree Autism Test – Am I Autistic?
( Acknowledgements and thanks to Research Autism http://www.researchautism.net/ ) What causes autism? We know that autism arises from differences in brain development. The causes are unknown, although there is some evidence that complex genetic factors play a part in some forms of autism but there is no single cause. There is an urgent need for … Read moreFAQ about Autism
The puzzle piece logo, signifying autism awareness, started appearing in the early 60s. Today, this logo is frequently seen on pins, key chains and promotional materials which is an indication of how much autism awareness and advocacy has increased. The logo was in fact intended as a method of raising autism awareness. Those who are … Read moreWhy the jigsaw symbol for autism?
For a variety of reasons, frequently adults with autistic traits, with their obsessional interests and attention to detail, spare no qualms about going into great detail in order to display their profound knowledge of certain subjects. For many neurotypical individuals, this may seem obsessive and erratic and come across as annoying (think the character Sheldon … Read moreHow the World Can Benefit From Adults with Autism
Sensory overload is a cause of difficulties in many ASD people but not all. Some people on the spectrum, find that common ambient noises and tactile input can almost seem unbearable sometimes. It is a kind of hypersensitivity typical in many people on the spectrum, ASD adults and children alike. Yet, numerous ASD people find … Read moreAutism sensory products adults have rated as helpful from SensaCalm
It goes without saying that most autistic adults on the spectrum are prone to peer pressure when they try to fit into a crowd of neurotypical adults. Such behaviour may take the form of adopting a certain lifestyle or even parroting what they hear around them within the context of their everyday lives. Especially if … Read moreSocial Interaction in Adults With Autism
For whatever reason, whether you recently read an autism-related article that resonated with you in that certain traits sounded familiar or perhaps a friend or relative suggested that you may be exhibiting some adult autism symptoms, identifying autism symptoms in a previously undiagnosed adult is often fraught with difficulties in that many ASD adults develop … Read moreAdult Autism Symptoms – 3 Key components
I seek not sympathy, nor cry for help. I share merely for the sake of sharing, in the hope of fostering a deeper understanding of AUTISM. Autism defines me and has sculpted my life since my son was born almost 18 years ago. Autism is a bitch! Up until recently, I felt sure that … Read moreTears of Blood – Adult Autism Help – by Leanne Micinilio