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Autism Foundation Posts – Spectra.Blog’s FAQs and key posts and articles on autism spectrum disorders

by | Nov 23, 2017 | News & Views | 0 comments

Within the Spectra.Blog website, there are some key posts which we describe as our Foundation Posts on autism, covering the key areas of interest with autism spectrum disorders. (In date order…)

They are as follows (and will be added to over time!) –

A DUAL DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) AND ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) – WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS?

AUTISM AND ANXIETY – IF A IS FOR AUTISM, THEN IT IS MOST DEFINITELY ALSO FOR ANXIETY

WHAT IS AUTISM? SPECTRA.BLOG EXPLORES THE DEFINITION FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

ECHOLALIA – AN EARLY SIGN OF AUTISM?

BLACK & WHITE OR INFLEXIBLE THINKING – COMMON IN AUTISTS

AUTISTIC MASKING – EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW

AUTISTIC BURNOUT – WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO AVOID IT

SO, YOU’VE HAD YOUR ADULT AUTISM ASSESSMENT – WHAT NOW?

GAINING AUTISM ASSESSMENT IN THE UK – INCLUDING PATHOLOGICAL DEMAND AVOIDANCE OR PDA

“PLEASE UNDERSTAND ME – MY WALLS CAME FALLING DOWN” – AUTISTIC SHUTDOWN – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR SOMEONE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM?

WHO CURATES THE AUTISM RESOURCE, SPECTRA.BLOG?

TOP SIX THINGS NOT TO SAY TO A PARENT WHO SUSPECTS THEIR CHILD MAY BE AUTISTIC:

MYTH-BUSTING: EXPLAINING EYE CONTACT FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH AUTISM (ASD/ASC/PDA/AUTISM SPECTRUM)

AUTISTIC BADGES; DO WE NEED “HIGH-FUNCTIONING” OR “LOW-FUNCTIONING” LABELS? (ASD/ASC/ ASPERGER’S/PDA)

FEMALE TRAITS OF AUTISM (ASD) / ASPERGER’S… ARE YOU AN ECCENTRIC ANXIETY-SUFFERER; A FABULOUSLY UNIQUE PEOPLE-PLEASER; OR AN INTELLECTUAL INWARD-THINKER?

AUTISM AND MUSIC: DO AUTISTIC BRAINS HAVE DIFFERENT AUDITORY FIBRES? CAN AUTISTS FEEL MUSIC DIFFERENTLY? 

DO YOU ASK YOUR ASPIE LOVED ONE OR FRIEND HOW IT FEELS TO BE AUTISTIC? IF NOT, WHY NOT?

TONY ATWOOD’S THEORY OF ‘DISCOVERING’ THE STRENGTHS OF ASPERGER’S (HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM CONDITION, OR ASC) INSTEAD OF DIAGNOSING TRAITS AND DISORDERS

CLARITY – EXPLAINING THE DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (AUTISM SPECTRUM CONDITIONS) – INC. ASPERGER SYNDROME

CLEAR AS MUD; DOES CONFUSION REIGN IN THE FIELD OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER DIAGNOSIS? (AND YES! – WE PREFER ‘CONDITION’ TOO!) BUT HERE’S WHY ‘DISORDER’ IS OFTEN USED, FOR AUTISTIC INDIVIDUALS… (ICD 10 / DSM-5)

IS AUTISM’S TRIAD OF IMPAIRMENTS OUTDATED? (ASC / ASD / ASPERGER’S)

TALKING TAKI-TAKI – DISCUSSING COMMUNICATION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AUTISTIC INDIVIDUALS AND NEUROTYPICALS; AND WHY NT’S FIND AUTISTS ‘DIFFERENT’ (ASPERGER’S / ASD /ASC)

THE EMOTIONAL CUTLERY DRAWER OF SPOONS, AND THE ‘SOCIAL HANGOVER’ (ASD, ASC, ASPERGER’S)


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