Autistic meltdown

Here is my latest Autistic Heroes video. It is on autistic meltdowns. 

Asperger’s Heroes is conducting a survey

We are asking about how we can best serve the autistic community. So far the results have indicated that people would like some sort of support group and also something that raises the awareness of autism. About half of the responses we have had so far have been from autistic adults themselves a quarter of whom have not had a formal diagnosis. The rest have been from family members, carers and professionals.

These are the sorts of things people said they wanted.

Asperger’s Syndrome and Time-management

I am working on my time-management. 

timeIn today’s world our lives seem governed by clocks and calendars, dates and deadlines. From our first classes at school, to organising work schedules or planning a journey, we can feel tied to timetables.

Indeed, for many people on the spectrum routine can be a very important part of everyday life. It not only helps us orientate our life, it can also help reduce anxiety and deal with some of the pressures that may surround us. It seems that if we want to get anything done or enjoy any activity time-management is important.

Five attitudes to goals 

goalsAn important part of we do in coaching adults on the autistic spectrum is agreeing and setting goals. In reflecting on this I want to identify five key attitudes to cultivate towards goals: responsibility, accountability, flexibility, motivation and celebration.