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.

Autism and DiversityDiversity

Steven Shaw said “When you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” In other words: You haven’t met us all. We are not all the same. 

Autism is a hidden disability. It’s not something that is obvious. 

Many autistic adults do not fit the stereotype of a single loner, usually a man, with mental health problems who may have a learning disability, poor education and can’t keep a job or a relationship. In fact we are a very diverse group. 

Here are just some of our differences: