Why has there been so much confusion and debate on whether or not people with autism have empathy? Where do this misconceptions come from?
Being a parent and being on the spectrum. Not only can autistic become good parents, they can become incredible parents with the right support and encouragement.
Autistic people experience the world differently and that can affect their relationships. They may do marriages and divorce differently, and that is not necessarily a bad thing.
Sensory overwhelm and meltdowns are the reality for many people on the spectrum. Burnout will impact each person differently.
People on the spectrum can often have areas of special interest, if these interests are harnessed and accommodations are made there is potential for fulfilling work life.
Autism is often referred to as an invisible disability, but in reflecting on those on the spectrum, the signs of the disability are visible for all to see.
Coping with autism and sensory issues can be tough in a hectic and uncertain world. Repetitive and familiar people and things can bring comfort and peace.
It is becoming increasingly common for people to get assessed for autism in adulthood. This post discusses the process and some of the pros and cons of receiving a late diagnosis.
Trust is an important aspect of any healthy and intimate relationship. Autism is a condition that affects how people relate to others, which can impact the ability to trust.
Autism awareness needs to become autism acceptance. It is no longer enough to know autism exists, we need autistic people to be able to thrive and lead safe and meaningful lives.