How to get an autism diagnosis as an adult

Getting an autism diagnosisAs an adult you may suspect you are on the autistic spectrum but never have received a formal diagnosis. It took me a few years from doing an Autistic Quotient test to feeling that I needed a formal diagnosis to be sure. The diagnosis helped me to make sense of so much of my life as well as empowering myself and my wife to access support groups for adults and their partners.

Three recent activities of Asperger’s Heroes

In addition to coaching and working at setting up Asperger's Heroes as a social enterprise here are links to three very different activities that I have recently been involved with:

1. I have been interviewed on Social Good Podcast
2. I am co-delivering a workshop with Recovery College
3. I am booked into an event for Experts by Experience 

Social skills for Aspies

Aspies can find social relationships difficult. A gathering of people can sometimes be overwhelming and even in a smaller group we can find it more comfortable to stay quiet and avoid eye-contact. Nevertheless this can feel awkward but we don’t always know what else to do. Social skills that many can do intuitively, we as Aspies, need to learn and perform consciously. 

Fighting Frustration Together

At times anger or frustration can get the better of us. Recognising and naming emotions can be hard for many people. For those on the spectrum, who feel them so intensely it can be even harder. Often how we deal with intense feelings can have a deep impact not just on us, but also on those around us.