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
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?
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
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
We have provided here a few of the more commonly used acronyms and terminology you may come across while reading up on Adult Autism AS: Autism spectrum. ASD: Autism spectrum disorder. Asperger’s disorder/syndrome: A form of ASD, characterized by normal IQ but impairments in social interaction and communication. ADD/ Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Disorder in children associated with … Read moreGlossary and Acronyms
My name is Mike. I am the father of Keith, a 36-year-old intelligent man, who was diagnosed at age 10, with Aspergers Syndrome and who lives with me. You will see some content here written by him. Today, people prefer to say that he is diagnosed as ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, but I don’t won’t … Read moreAbout Me