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Life with Aspergers · 5d ago

Understanding the "unusual gait" part of asperger's syndrome

One of the more bizarre questions on the Asperger's diagnostic forms concepts whether the person has an “unusual gait”. I remember reading that and thinking that I certainly didn't fit the profile in that instance.I think that the first image that po...
Life with Aspergers · 2W ago

Sometimes Autism and/or Aspergers is very Detectable

Throughout my life, I've had people reacting to me in a fairly protective manner.If I was a different type of person, I'd probably find it quite patronising but in my case, I don't mind it a...
Life with Aspergers · 3W ago

He doesn't look autistic to me...

He doesn't look autistic to me... It's a phrase that every parent of a child on the autism...
Life with Aspergers · 1M ago

Aspergers and Driving: Should You Encourage your Teen to Learn?

Now that my kids are around their mid-teens, the question of driving is starting to come u...
Life with Aspergers · 2M ago

How the Fitbit can help people with Special Needs

Only a few years back, I remember saying that I'd never need to wear a watch again because...
Life with Aspergers · 2M ago

Elastic Style Asperger’s and Neurotypical Relationships

Early relationships with people who have Asperger's syndrome quite often take on some very “elastic” properties. Sometimes they're really close and at other times they're quite distant. Sometimes it seems that the closer their neurotypical partner ge...
Life with Aspergers · 3M ago

Book Review: Social Engagement and the Steps to Being Social by Kathleen Taylor and Marci Laurel

Social Engagement & the Steps to Being Social: A Practical Guide for Teaching Social Skills to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Kathleen Mo Taylor, OTR/L and Marci Laurel, MA CCCI was quite looking forward to reading this book, assuming f...
Life with Aspergers · 3M ago

Book Review: Stressed Out! For Parents: How to Be Calm, Confident & Focused by Dr Ben Bernstein

Stressed Out! For Parents: How to Be Calm, Confident & Focused by Dr Ben Bernstein with Michelle Packard, author of Family Ever After. Stressed out is a bit different to the books that I normally review on Life with Aspergers, particularly because it...
Life with Aspergers · 4M ago

Book Review: My Wonderful Fran: The Biography of an Amazing Girl by Paul Spelzini

My Wonderful Fran: The Biography of an Amazing Girl by Paul Spelzini My Wonderful Fran is a touching memoir of a very talented girl by her father.It covers her life in a very natural and straightforward way, covering her likes and dislikes, family re...
Life with Aspergers · 4M ago

Trump, Depression and Looking After your own

So, it's happened. Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. There's been a media frenzy and amongst it all, barely even acknowledged, a wave of suicides.So, whose fault is it?...