What Everyone Should Know About Treatment Anxiety

Why You Need To Know About Medical Phobia

Do you fear hospitals, doctors, and/or medical procedures? Here’s what one of our Thrive with Autism/Aspergers community members said one day: “Hi guys. I have to get surgery Tuesday for my foot (running injury) and I’m anxious. Any tips? I hate blood draws and IVs. Mostly I just don’t know how surgery really works, like […]

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11 Ways to Start Conquering Medical Phobia

How To Begin Your Journey

“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” –Nelson Mandela There are those among us who avoid doctors because we hate clinics.  Or those of us who would rather get sick than deal with getting injections.  Or maybe you have an upcoming surgery you’ve put off […]

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Autism, Employment, and Small Talk

I am completely unable to navigate small talk.  I am great at introductions, public speaking, etc.  I just can’t seem to have a conversation that works.  Worse, I am often totally misunderstood.  Walter, Self Employed, Watchmaker (excerpted from Aspergers on the Job, by Rudy Simone). Have you ever seen ants on a wooded path?  They […]

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8 Things You Need To Know About Suicide Prevention

And Thoughts From People Like You

Gus Hardy, an autistic author, shared his story about another autistic friend from high school: I talked a year ago with an old friend from high school who shares my disorder but not my belief. My friend had attempted suicide, reasoning that “I’m not contributing anything to the world, and since we’re all screwing up […]

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Learn The Surprising Benefits of Yoga

How Yoga Can Help Aspergians and Autistics

Asperger’s Syndrome is commonly called high functioning autism. However, Asperger’s is very different from classic Autism in that there are no clinically significant delays in cognitive thinking, language development, or self-care. Aspergians are usually very capable, exceptionally intelligent, and particularly talented in a given area, hence the term “high functioning”. Some classic symptoms of autism […]

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