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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TWAP058: Living With Autism – 5 Interesting Stories

“Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes” This proverb is traced back to the Cherokees.  It defines empathy, which can be understood as understood as the ability of a person to understand others or to “see where they are coming from.” We non-autistics need to understand what living with […]

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Discovering The Autism Spectrum At Age 30

Reflections On An Autism Diagnosis

Thank you to Amber, a member of the Thrive Community, for volunteering to share her story about her recent autism diagnosis. I’ve been diagnosed and labeled with all sorts of things in my life, spanning the full gamut of medical and mental health issues, and while most transitions in my life seemed to bring about […]

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