Have You Discovered These Positive Characteristics of Children With Aspergers?

Positive Characteristics of Autism

Positive psychology is a breath of fresh air in the field of psychology. For too long, psychology followed a medical model, in which you are diagnosed with a condition, given a diagnosis, and then told about all the things that are wrong with you. Unfortunately, this thinking can spill over into the world of parents […]

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What Everybody Ought To Know About Relating on the Autism Spectrum

I remember watching a show called Northern Exposure.  One of the characters in the TV show was a “Bubble Man” who could not live outside his bubble because his immune system could not handle regular germs. I wonder how many individuals on the autism spectrum sometimes feel this way: allergic to the confusion that comes […]

Autism Aspergers: What Do You See In The Crystal Ball?

Here are some questions many parents have when they find out their child is diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum is, “Will he get married?”  “Will she live on her own?”  “Will s/he be able to get a job?” Is there a crystal ball you can peer into to predict how life will be […]

Can Teenagers With Aspergers Have Great Social Lives?

Do You Ever Have These Thoughts About Social Life? (These thoughts come from Michelle Garcia Winner’s and Pam Crooke’s book, Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults. “Everyone else seems to know what to say and do when they’re around each other—how do they figure that out?” “It […]

Autism Facts: How Aspergers Works

How does it all work?  I mean, Asperger’s and the other autism spectrum disorders? An even more basic question we might want to consider is, “How does the brain work?”  For it’s in the brain that our mode of existing and being in the world resides. In my research on the mechanisms of Aspergers, I […]