Tag Archives: Asperger’s

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  This includes diagnoses you may have been given that have since been superceded by the diagnosis of an ASC, and diagnoses … Continue reading

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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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Social media ≠ social skills? Think again…

Social media is a lot more like social interaction than I had initially thought.  As well as knowing what I want to get across, I have to remember to read other people’s tweets and blogs, show interest in them and … Continue reading

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Blogging from a sad place – don’t read if you’re having a rare good day

#It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to. You would cry too if it happened to you!# Ok, so it’s a bit of a pity party here at … Continue reading

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To disclose at work or not to disclose at work, that is the Aspie dilemma

I work in a really great place.  Seriously.  After freaking out my future manager by asking during my interview if I would be able to have time off to go to the vets if my cat was ill, I still … Continue reading

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My own neurodiversity fills me with wonder and excitement – does yours?

The more I speak to parents of teens and young adults with Asperger’s (AS), the more I hear that their kids don’t want anyone to know that they have AS, they just want to be seen and treated as ‘normal’.  … 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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