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Autism and Relationships – Part 1 – dating other autistic people
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Autism and Relationships – Part 1 – dating other autistic people

Some people believe that autistic people should only date other autistic people.  The concept of autistic people and neuro-typical people dating is very strange to them.  Surely there must be some benefits for two people with autism being in a relationship?  B...
The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 10 – Strong Bonds with Animals
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The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 10 – Strong Bonds with Animals

Autistic people can often have very strong bonds with animals.  Whether this is a pet, a farm animal, or even a wild animal.  When asked nearly every body with autism questioned said that the bonds and understanding they had with animals was one of the most po...
Is no information better than the wrong information when it comes to autism?
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Is no information better than the wrong information when it comes to autism?

There is a lot of talk about raising awareness, and therefore acceptance when it comes to autism, but one of the most damaging things with this is people believing they know facts about autism that they actually don’t know.  Why is this worse than not knowing ...
The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 8 – Sense of Humour
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The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 8 – Sense of Humour

Parents say that one of the things they find most positive about their child`s autism is that child’s sense of humour.  When autistic people themselves were asked, they also placed sense of humour highly on a list of most positive traits of autism.  But what h...
Autism and Functioning Labels – Part 4 – Possible Alternatives
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Autism and Functioning Labels – Part 4 – Possible Alternatives

The conclusion from the previous articles seems to be that even though the terms high and low functioning may not have been designed to be hurtful, their use can be problematic in terms of expectation, self-esteem, services, and categorising people.  But if th...
Be guided by your autistic child, not by negative predictions about them ….
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Be guided by your autistic child, not by negative predictions about them ….

The world is full of people whose parents were told they would either die at a young age, or never be able to achieve the things that everybody else does, for whatever reason.  A large number of these people have lived far past the point they were expected to,...
The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 6 – Empathetic and Understanding
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The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 6 – Empathetic and Understanding

The stereo-type of somebody with autism seems to confuse difficulty with understanding emotion, with being almost psychopathically devoid of emotion.  Being autistic doesn’t mean that a person has any less emotions.  It simply means that they can’t always expr...