Aspergers and Depression Aspergers and depression co-exist for many people on the autism spectrum. Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem. David D. Burns What do Hamid Karzai (president of Aghanistan), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian composer), Princess Diana (past princess of Wales) and […]
If you’re not sure what to talk about, remember the acronym FORD:
- Family – Ask about their siblings, children, parents and/or friends.
- Occupation – Ask about their job or school.
- Recreation – Ask about what they enjoy doing outside of work/school.
- Dreams – Ask about their future aspirations.
She was blind. She was deaf. She was enraged. She was a problem child no-one wanted to deal with. Until, after a long series of teaching moments, Annie Sullivan taught Helen Keller how to communicate. Because of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller learned not only to communicate, but went on to become one of the wisest […]
Years ago, a speaker taught a class on parenting difficult kids. At the time, I worked on a psychiatric adolescent unit. Many of the teenagers who came to the unit were angry and defiant. They wanted nothing to do with their parents. And the parents were often frustrated, worn out, and burnt out. I heard […]
Can an individual with an autism spectrum condition learn how to navigate the social world? Here are some tips for social communication. I’m featuring one of my favorite autism spectrum books today. I’ve referred to it in other articles I have written, and I love it for the simple fact that it details the WHAT […]