High Functioning Autism Symptoms that have affected me Speech delay Delay in learning to speak properly as a child resulting in regular visits to a speech therapist till the age of 9. To this day I find speech very hard work. Social imagination / Theory of mind Inability to understand people’s intent, what they really […]
Managing emotions is a hugely important factor in the life of autistic people and those around them. I am an adult with High functioning autism and In my work as a tutor for the National Autistic Society in London I work with many autistic people that struggle to cope with their often intense and out […]
So according to the media there has been a huge rise in cases of Autism over recent years. Personally I don’t think this is the case. Is it not obvious that the apparent rise in cases, is due to a large increase in diagnosis, and generally more awareness in society of Autism. In past years people […]
High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome….so what is the difference? Well I have High Functioning Autism and I was told that this diagnosis reflects the fact that I had speech delay as a child. As far as I am aware people with Asperger’s Syndrome may have unusual speech patterns or ways of using speech but not […]
As an Autistic person I find that my ability to cope with life is like a light bulb that flickers on and off.
Autism-My frustration, What the experts didn’t tell me Sometimes I want to give up and just go back inside my head and not come out The frustration of having Autism when I feel that my brain just does not work properly I can’t easily work things out in my head It is sometimes impossible for […]