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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...
Autism and Functioning Labels – Part 3 – Low-Functioning
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Autism and Functioning Labels – Part 3 – Low-Functioning

This article will look at the term` low-functioning` and how it`s use isn’t helpful for people with autism.  Much like the term high-functioning it may not be meant as an insult, but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t other, better and more appropriate things...
Functioning Labels and Autism – Part 1 – Introduction
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Functioning Labels and Autism – Part 1 – Introduction

Occasionally people view autism itself as a label.  They claim that they don’t want to get themselves or their children diagnosed because it would mean they would have to go through the rest of their lives with a label, and that people would see that label...
The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 4 – Creativity
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The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 4 – Creativity

It is sometimes said that autistic people lack creativity and imagination. This statement simply isn’t true. In fact, autistic people`s minds can sometimes be the most creative around. Sometimes people with autism will struggle when it comes to understanding w...
Positive Traits of Autism – Part 3 – Logical Thinking
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Positive Traits of Autism – Part 3 – Logical Thinking

There is a debate as to whether autism is a condition, or simply another way of thinking.  Whichever way people choose to view it, what nearly everybody agrees on is that people with autism tend to think very logically.  This isn’t the case all of the time, bu...
Autism – How to reduce Sensory Overload over the Christmas Holidays
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Autism – How to reduce Sensory Overload over the Christmas Holidays

The sights sounds and smells of Christmas can be overwhelming for anybody, but especially for somebody with autism.  Sensory overloads are common among autistic people, and at times of the year like Christmas where every sense is assaulted from all angles, the...