Today is World Autism Awareness Day

Today is World Autism Awareness Day – part of the month of April, which is autism awareness month. We may know absolutely nothing about autism and know no one on the spectrum  – but I’ll bet that you do – you just don’t know it. It is...

ADHD Part 6 Managing your finances

Taking control of your finances. Keeping control of finances can be difficult when you have an Autistic Spectrum Condition or ADHD. It may be down to your impulsive nature and need to complete and add to collections, or money and what it achieves for you may be a...

ADHD Part 5 Organise your environment

As you learn how you Autistic Spectrum Condition/ADHD affects you, you can bring that self-knowledge to your workplace or classroom to organise your environment to suit you. Start by thinking about what you know your best working conditions are. Are you hypersensitive...

ADHD Part 4 Managing your time

When you have an Autistic Spectrum Condition or ADHD, time can lose any real meaning. Tasks you don’t want to do might feel as though they take forever and you begin to procrastinate.   Alternatively, you might get so absorbed in a task that you lose track of time...

Improve social skills

People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions often misinterpret the verbal and nonverbal social cues that most people take for granted. These are some things you may, or may not of course, notice about yourself: You are confused because someone is not paying attention to...

Autism and bereavement

Bereavement and loss is an inevitable part of life. Grief and mourning is the natural response to loss of any kind. Unfortunately very little research seems to be done involving the grief process when complicated by Autism, where it is necessary to consider the...

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