Will You Help Me Free Yourself?

I sat, ashamed, in my supervisor’s office. I hadn’t realized it, but over the past few weeks, my responsibilities outside my job had collided with my job duties. I had double scheduled two client appointments, and forgotten a couple of other ones! After some serious words from my supervisor, and her supervisor (yes, he was […]

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Little Known Ways to Understand The Autism Spectrum

What if I told you that the Aspergers and the autism spectrum is a laughing matter?   In this article, I’m going to share with you Ms. Garcia Winner’s I LAUGH model as a way as understanding key autism spectrum facts. I’ve written in detail about the positive aspects of the autism spectrum.  However, we […]

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What Everyone Ought To Know About Autism and Noise Sensitivity

“Sudden loud noises hurt my ears – like a dentist’s drill hitting a nerve…High-pitched continuous noise, such as bathroom vent fans or hair dryers,are annoying.I have two choices: 1) turn my ears on and get deluged with sound or 2)shut my ears off.”  Temple Grandin, “An inside view of autism.,” 1992. This thread on Wrong […]

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Being A Leader In Occupational Therapy As An Autistic Individual

This is a guest post from Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L.  He  is an occupational therapist with autism in California. He received his masters and clinical doctorate (OTD) degrees in occupational therapy at University of Southern California in 2011 and 2013, respectively. His OTD capstone project was on the lived experiences of members in the autism […]

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Who Else Wants Friendship and Dating Tips for Aspergers Young People?

While reading about some of the social challenges that young people with Aspergers face, I came across a letter written by a young man in a private high school.  He wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper.  He realized that he was different from his peers, and he was embarrassed that he had […]

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