High Functioning Autism in Females

When I read the article below it stirred up so many memories and feelings of frustration that I felt compelled to reblog it here. I don't have a daughter, but of course I am a daughter and I believe I am probably somewhere on the autism spectrum. When I was a young child (50+ years … Continue reading High Functioning Autism in Females

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World Autism Awareness Day

April is Autism Month, commencing with the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2012. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events, for example Light It Up Blue (which is why this post is blue :)). Please also take a look at the trailer … Continue reading World Autism Awareness Day

A Vanishing Diagnosis?

A Powerful Identity, a Vanishing Diagnosis From The New York Times By CLAUDIA WALLIS Published: November 2, 2009 It is one of the most intriguing labels in psychiatry. Children with Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism, are socially awkward and often physically clumsy, but many are verbal prodigies, speaking in complex sentences at early … Continue reading A Vanishing Diagnosis?

Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes, sung by Thanh Bui is an attempt to help people get a handle on what it's like to live with an autism spectrum disorder. Music by Fiona Johnson. Words by Valerie Foley. Inspiration from the lives of those close to us who live with an ASD. It will be available for download … Continue reading Through My Eyes

Prenatal Testing for Autism?

Some autism research from Cambridge University, England... New research brings autism screening closer to reality Call for ethics debate as tests in womb could allow termination of pregnancies New research published today will bring prenatal testing for autism significantly closer, prompting experts to call for a national debate about the consequences of screening for the … Continue reading Prenatal Testing for Autism?

Oops, Wrong Planet

Today a friend sent me a link to an episode of ABC Radio's Science Show called Living with Asperger's. It features an mp3 file of the sound track of the film "Oops, Wrong Planet". The sound track is absolutely brilliant! I'd love to see the film as well. Living with Asperger's What do Einstein, Beethoven, … Continue reading Oops, Wrong Planet

Aspie Quiz

I found this test which can be used to determine if you have autistic/aspie traits (of course it doesn't replace a formal diagnosis but it could help). It's much more comprehensive than others I've seen, and it creates a detailed 16 page pdf file of your results which you can download and save if you … Continue reading Aspie Quiz