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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...
Christmas Transitions – Part 3 – The Transition back from Christmas to Everyday Life
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Christmas Transitions – Part 3 – The Transition back from Christmas to Everyday Life

Often people forget that the change back from Christmas to normal life can be just as difficult as the change from normal life to Christmas.  Once again everything completely changes around the person with autism, and this can cause just as many if not more pr...
Christmas Transitions – Part 2 – the time in-between transitions
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Christmas Transitions – Part 2 – the time in-between transitions

Even if the transition in to Christmas has gone smoothly, Christmas time itself can be full of stress, and present autistic people and their families with all kinds of worries and issues.  Below are a few ways in which these can be overcome in order that every...
Christmas Transitions – Part 1 – The Change from Everyday life to the Christmas Holidays
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Christmas Transitions – Part 1 – The Change from Everyday life to the Christmas Holidays

For me Christmas has always been a stressful time because of my autism. This is not to say that I haven’t enjoyed Christmas each year, and that I don’t have a lot of fond memories, but the large amount of change, and sensory issues can make it difficult.  This...
Meltdowns – Part 7 – Meltdowns in Public, and how autistic individuals can help themselves
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Meltdowns – Part 7 – Meltdowns in Public, and how autistic individuals can help themselves

A previous article in this series covered meltdowns in public, and how to helps someone else. This article gives advice about how to help yourself if you are an individual with autism, and you feel you may be likely to have a meltdown in a public place. Obv...