Tag Archives: ASD

Straw poll about co-existing conditions with ASC

I’m really interested in conditions that co-occur, overlap and are misdiagnosed in people who have an autism spectrum condition.  This includes diagnoses you may have been given that have since been superceded by the diagnosis of an ASC, and diagnoses … Continue reading

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So I have ongoing counselling, so what?

When I went back to see my counsellor (therapist) after a nine month break, she gave me some assessment forms to fill in, including one which asked what issues I wanted counselling for, and what I wanted to achieve.  I … Continue reading

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Temporal disconnection of my sense of self

When discussing how I think or feel about something, I am often told by my listener that other people feel the same way or think the same things.  I am frequently surprised by this.  It’s not that I think I … Continue reading

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Incomplete thoughts around co-existing Asperger’s and dyspraxia

A conversation today on Twitter made me wonder, will I ever really know whether all my neurodiversity issues fit under the Asperger’s hat (regardless of the almighty DSM criteria), or whether I might also be dyspraxic (an ‘Aspraxie’ as I’ve … Continue reading

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Walking a fine line – my personal safety strategies

Even after nearly 20 years practise at learning to navigating the tricky world of social, personal and romantic relationships, I still find myself in particular situations, wondering how this happened.  Sometimes I wonder how this has happened yet *again*, and … Continue reading

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The anxiety gap – Thoughts (and feelings!) on public speaking

People often ask me how I manage to do things like lead seminars, or do stand-up comedy, given I have significant anxiety and Asperger’s.  They often describe it as their ‘worst nightmare’, and can’t seem to reconcile it with my … Continue reading

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Observations on being non-verbal

Sometimes I can’t talk.  I’m an adult, I hold down a job, I’ve spoken in public at international conferences.  Yet some days, I can’t even say “yes” to the offer of a cup of coffee, at home, from my partner. … Continue reading

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Context and non-transference of behavioural routines

My prospective memory (remembering to perform a planned action or intention at the appropriate time) is properly awful.  It completely and utterly sucks.  This is why I write extensive lists, about everything, in all areas of my life.  On the … Continue reading

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Two become one: The new Tangle arrives!

You may have read my earlier post, expressing my love for my Tangle, my disappointment that it had ‘mobility issues’, and my joy that the lovely people at Tangle Creations had agreed to send me a new one. Well… it’s … Continue reading

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Catastraspie to “I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers” #AutismPositivity2012

I wish you knew how many people heard and felt what you said, I wish you knew how many people you reached, I wish you knew how many people reached back out to you, I hope that if you ever … Continue reading

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