Should you give your child the MMR jab, and will your child become autistic after being immunised? The current thinking amongst medical professionals is that the MMR jab does not cause autism and doctors are urging parents to have their children immunized. This subject has recently hit the the news here in the UK after […]
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 […]