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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...
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...