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Autistic meltdowns: 12 tips for caregivers

"Autism is one word trying to describe millions of stories. Offer support. Not judgment." --Stuart Duncan, autism advocate Whether someone you love has Asperger's or autistic spectrum disorder, it's likely they struggle with meltdowns -- and you're at a loss.  How do you help them?  Where do you start?  Here are some tips at walking… Continue reading Autistic meltdowns: 12 tips for caregivers

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For people with Asperger and Autism: how to get through a meltdown

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, the formal definition of meltdown is a "disastrous situation" where a nuclear reactor core overheats and melts, with potential for widespread harm.  It turns out nuclear reactor cores and humans both have meltdowns when overstimulated.  For humans, a meltdown is an "emotional breakdown."  These breakdowns are loud, angry, scary,… Continue reading For people with Asperger and Autism: how to get through a meltdown

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Asperger’s: tips for talking to neurotypicals

Neurotypicals (the Asperger's term for people without autism) are complex, fascinating, and frustrating, and communicating with them often feels like you’re playing a complicated game without knowing the rules.  To help simplify things, here are some guidelines about communicating with the non-Asperger’s society. Look them in the eyes.  In simple terms, the rule (at least… Continue reading Asperger’s: tips for talking to neurotypicals

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For introverts and people on the spectrum: how to make friends out of strangers

So you’ve met someone you don’t know and it’s time to have a conversation, hopefully create a friendship, and your first tendency is to… run.  Sound familiar?  If talking to strangers feels like a bucketful of icy, cold water thrown in your direction, you’ve found the right spot.  This post is written for all shy,… Continue reading For introverts and people on the spectrum: how to make friends out of strangers

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Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s is a syndrome that causes problems in every arena of one’s life, including difficulty with socializing and the types of interests a person pursues.  Doctors typically equate Asperger’s Syndrome to high-functioning autism; it is considered an autistic spectrum disorder. What are the symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome?  People with this illness have average to above… Continue reading Asperger’s Syndrome