How To Decrease Social Awkwardness In One Evening

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Well…..it will take only one evening to read this article. But I won’t kid you: it will take more than one evening to accept, practice, and internalize these social enhancement strategies. Social Awkwardness Example: My Daughter and I True confession. I’m not very ‘cool’, in my 10 year old daughter’s opinion. I found out my [...]

Help Your Asperger’s Child With These Top Activities, Games, and Tools

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Our whole life is solving puzzles. ~Erno Rubik The above quote is brilliant: because it’s true! Individuals on the autism spectrum, like all people everywhere, have puzzles and challenges to solve in their lives. Neurotypicals also have challenges. For AS individuals, however, the challenges may be different: how to navigate the social world, how to [...]

Give Me 7 Minutes, and I’ll Give You 7 Great Autism Spectrum Quotes

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If you want to learn more about the autism spectrum, it’s best to learn from those who live with the diagnosis. I’ve compiled 7 great quotations from some of my online friends with Aspergers. You may wonder why I am using Aspergers and autism spectrum interchangeably.  For better or worse, it appears that the term [...]

Who Else Wants These Aspergers (Pre) College Recommendations?

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It’s a bit overwhelming to prepare for life after high school.  And if you have Aspergers, it’s important that you find colleges that understand Aspergers and will help you work with your strengths as well as your weaknesses. I’m grateful to the high caliber professionals in one of my LinkedIn groups for their recommendations and [...]

Here’s A Quick Social Skill For Children On The Autism Spectrum

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“You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.” — M. Scott Peck I remember attending a counseling skills training seminar. We worked on some role play of effective listening skills.  I found that when I felt the person ‘counseling’ me truly listened, I really felt cared for. And it [...]