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 mean when they are talking to me.This makes me feel very un-confident around people and as Read More
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 of control emotions. The majority of autistic people, myself included, have very childlike emotional responses Read More
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 that would now be thought of as being Autistic were diagnosed instead with all sorts Read More
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 developmental delay. Apart from being a full time fimmaker I also work as a tutor Read More
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 me to understand what people are saying to me I get very down and depressed Read More