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  This includes diagnoses you may have been given that have since been superceded by the diagnosis of an ASC, and diagnoses … Continue reading

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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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Comment on ‘Asperger’s Syndrome is not an excuse…’

I read a post this morning that got me thinking (now removed, but was about someone’s concerns that a person they knew might be pretending to have AS), and what follows are my broader thoughts around this issue generally, not … Continue reading

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10 things not to say to someone with Asperger’s

Inspired by Therese Borchard‘s piece about 10 Things Not to Say to a Depressed Person, I thought I would write my own list of things not to say to someone when they tell you they have Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). 1. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the desert of the real

This is a piece I wrote 18 months ago when I was first diagnosed as having Asperger’s. I thought I’d repost it here and mull it over, then perhaps I might write a follow up on what it’s been like … Continue reading

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