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When You Can’t Remember & When You Can’t Forget

When You Can’t Remember & When You Can’t Forget | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
How are emotions and interpersonal relationships shaped by memory differences?
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The Aspie Life: On Being A Person Out of Sync and Out of Time

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Starting from a young age, when I was said to be “emotionally immature” in comparison to my peers, I have never fit into the same timelines as everyone else. And even that early label didn’t capture the full reality of my situation. For me, it’s never been a simple as “more mature” or “less mature,” really it’s been just “different.” Unfortunately, this doesn’t fit into the framework of the common narrative. We try to sort and classify everyone into neat little buckets comparative to a so-called “normal” timeline. So, growing up, depending on what aspects of my personality and development an adult saw, I could be classified very differently and very different situations.

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Early Memory and Autism

Early Memory and Autism | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
Why do many people with autism have prolific and vivid early memories?
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http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/aspergers-diary/201312/early-memory-and-autism

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Gifted, talented and still hiding out | High Ability / Gifted Adults

Gifted, talented and still hiding out | High Ability / Gifted Adults | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it

To avoid being seen as too weird or different, and to fit in better with others, gifted people often learn to stifle or cover up their unusual cognitive and other abilities, which can lead to an enduring pattern of hiding.

 

When she began directing in the forties, Ida Lupino sometimes claimed not to know the best way to line up a shot or specify a line reading, explaining “Men hate bossy women. Sometimes I pretend to know less than I do.”


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Being highly sensitive to other people's reactions could help "fuel" this tendency to hide.
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Jenny McCarthy's Pseudoscience Has No Place on 'The View' - U.S. News & World Report

Jenny McCarthy's Pseudoscience Has No Place on 'The View' - U.S. News & World Report | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
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Jenny McCarthy's Pseudoscience Has No Place on 'The View'
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The United States of Autism

The United States of Autism | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
The US of Autism in Kennesaw, GA - Get your tickets now! (@Tugginc screening of The United States Of Autism!
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New Research on Autism and Suicide

New Research on Autism and Suicide | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
Research finds children with autism 28X more likely to attempt suicide.
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More than two years ago, when I wrote my post on Asperger's and suicide, I googled the terms "autism and suicide" and "Asperger's and suicide." I was appalled to find how few resources there were out there.  They were sparse to the point of nonexistent. Now, that appears to be changing.

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The Uncounted Costs of Sensory Sensitivity

The Uncounted Costs of Sensory Sensitivity | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
It's important not to underestimate sensory sensitivity.
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Navigating Grief and Loss as an Autistic Adult

Navigating Grief and Loss as an Autistic Adult | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
How does grief manifest differently for adults on the spectrum?
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Supporting Sensory Issues: A Q&A Lindsey Biel

Supporting Sensory Issues: A Q&A Lindsey Biel | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
How do you support individuals with sensory issues?
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Structure Can Help Build Autistic Kids Build Flexibility

Structure Can Help Build Autistic Kids Build Flexibility | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
Using structure as a tool to develop flexibility in autistic children.
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A few weeks ago, during a weekly Twitter chat that I host about autism, a mother of an adult on the spectrum mentioned how, when her daughter was a child, structure had been crucial in helping her to learn flexibility. It sounds like an oxymoron, but I found it to be absolutely true in my life as well.  When I look back my early childhood years and try to figure out the things that worked best for me, structure is a repeated motif. In fact, I think it was one of the most important aspects of my growing up years — and it helped me in many ways.

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The Aspie Life

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What is my responsibility? To whom? I initially began this blog to tell my story, my reality as I've known it, and hoped that this would help others.  But now I find myself facing issues of wider import.  What if my experience serves to undergird a common stereotype of those on the spectrum? Does that mean that I should not share it?

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Language, Learning and the Essence of Experience

Language, Learning and the Essence of Experience | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
How experience teaches us in ways we don’t expect.
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Labels and Expectations Part 3: Fear

Labels and Expectations Part 3: Fear | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
How does a diagnosis change a parent's expectations?
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The last 10 years or so, I have done a lot of thinking about what my life would have been like had I been labeled in childhood. Unquestionably, there are areas where knowledge of autism would've been a godsend. But I also wonder how it would have changed how I was perceived.

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Labels and Expectations Part 1: To Label or Not To Label?

Labels and Expectations Part 1: To Label or Not To Label? | Autism and Asperger's Syndrome | Scoop.it
Diagnostic labels – do they help or hurt?
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