Friends & Relationships

Minds Without Borders

By lifeaspermargo on April 17, 2017

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Autistic behavior is a form of communication. I’m about to take that statement further and show you the significance behind autistic behavior.   For me, autism means that my mind is a vast open space where all my knowledge runs free with my hyper-connected brain. Most people are born with instructions to function on this […]

Everybody Is Identical: a response to An Open Letter to the Depressed Aspergian

By quinnprk on April 20, 2016

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Trigger Warning: This article discusses depression and suicide at length. Do not read it if you are easily triggered by such subjects. Do not let your children read this if they are too young. A friend of mine jumped off her roof last week. Her name was Zara. She was a painter. She wasn’t autistic, […]

An Open Letter to the Depressed Aspergians

By stephenreynolds9663 on March 23, 2016

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This is dedicated to you, or someone you know. Someone you know nearly and dearly, this is a person who might mean the world to you; someone who you care about deeply, someone you would never want to see cry or feel pain. Someone once wrote that “Depression is not a happenstance cut or opened […]

9 Guidelines For Dating With Asperger’s

By gwenkansen on January 13, 2016

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I forget who said this, but if you’ve met one aspie, you’ve met one aspie. We’re all different. That’s the first thing to keep in mind. You shouldn’t hold yourself to neurotypical standards. But you shouldn’t define yourself by Asperger’s either. Especially not at first. If you’re calling yourself aspie89 on Tinder then you need […]

Coping with Conversation

By androbot01 on April 8, 2015

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Social interaction is like navigating a maze.  One wrong turn can lead to disheartening rejection.  But, a lot of difficulties arise from misinterpretation and misunderstanding.  These are some tricks I use to try to get through successfully. Take charge of social situations.  Social interactions are shaped by both participants.  If someone is being grumpy, be […]

Six phrases and questions likely to confuse people with Asperger’s.

By RobertLovesPi on February 14, 2015

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Throughout this post, I will refer to people with Asperger’s as “Aspies.” This is not considered a derogatory term; it’s simply how we refer to ourselves. First, we are not stupid. We also are not trying to be difficult when we say we don’t understand you. We don’t have a disease, and the vast majority […]

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Autism-friendly events for adults and why they matter

By alex on December 10, 2014

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This is a sponsored post by Elly from The National Autistic Society. From doctor’s surgeries to train stations to offices, it’s no great shock to learn that many places people with autism have to visit are not autism-friendly. There have, of course, been big campaigns about this – and people are taking notice. Social institutions, […]

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5 tools to get through Christmas (and other family holidays)

By alex on December 25, 2013

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Obviously, with me being from the very small country of Denmark, many of our traditions will have small differences in how they are celebrated, even if they are mostly the same. And aside from that, every family has their own little quirks, so things that will work in one, might not in another.

However, one of the things I hear from many people on the spectrum, and have had trouble dealing with, as well, is family holidays. Christmas...

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Asperger Love: Searching for Romance When You’re Not Wired to Connect

By alex on March 16, 2013

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Here's an excerpt from Pulitzer Prize winning NY Times reporter Amy Harmon's new ebook, "Asperger Love" that profiles Wrong Planet's "Autism Talk TV" co-hosts Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith.

The first night he slept with her, entwined with her on his futon, Jack Robison regarded Kirsten Lindsmith with undisguised tenderness. She was the only girl to have ever asked questions about his obsessive interests—chemistry,...

How to Thrive as a Special Needs Family and Community

By alex on February 5, 2013

Douglas Baker is a wealth manager and parent of two adult children. His son Scott is 22 and is affected by Autism.

We live in a world that is fast-paced, high-tech, image driven and unforgiving, fueled by sensationalized media and reality television shows portraying what is now considered by many to be “normal”. Add to all of this a special needs newborn, child or adult in a family, and reality becomes a sub-world driven by a lifetime...

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