I was wondering whether other forum members might find my newest book of interest. There is a most interesting story about the famous Daniel Tammet (formerly Daniel Corney) which has partly been told in the 2011 book Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. My book goes further and looks at the scientific literature with an excruciatingly precise eye for detail. Daniel Tammet has been hailed all over the world as an autistic savant displaying genius ability in language learning, mathematics and memory, but it appears that every element of the Daniel Tammet legend can be or has been called into question.
Some 3 months ago I decided to start a journy to find my self, who am I? I have always had the feeling of playing a role and never being myself. I wanted to find myself before the age of 60. Next month I will have my 60th birthday.
Last week I found out that I have the gift of Aspergers. Also found out that I have Dyslexia, yes an other gift.
I have a huge need for help at the moment. I have found myself in a current state of joblessness and cannot work because I am completely overloaded (my relationship broke down and he was the main support and I am now left with nothing). Does anyone know about the Australian system and what are the chances for DSP? I have had my GP fill out a medical certificate and am applying for sickness benefits for three months but am wondering if anyone out there has been succesful in obtaining long term support pension? I am afraid I will become homeless.
Thank you, Karen.
Submitted by Khvidd on Wed, 1/18/2012 - 1:15am GMT
Need your advice. My new(ish) partner cant stand it when I go to 'my own little world'. He says I get distant and shut him out a lot and it makes it hard for him to love me. I have explained to him that sometimes I get overwhelmed and cant deal with anything and need to 'go away' and just decompress. He says he understands but it still hurts him.
hi everyone. My name is Karen. I am 37. I live in NSW Australia. I'm not exactly new t AWN but I have been working FT in a challenging sector for the past eight months and started a new relationship at the same time! It has been really rough at times. I'm interested in art, dogs, and reading. I dislike scratchy clothes and love fleece and soft cotton. ;-) I hate NOISE! and I hate it when people look at me, even when they GLANCE at me. But I put up with it all day long as I have to emerge from my burrow. ;-( Sometimes I really can't take it much longer...
In Look Me in the Eye John Elder Robison wrote of his childhood with undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome, and his new book Be Different further explores the Aspergian mind. Currently involved in autism studies at Harvard Medical School, he discusses his research and writing with Jo Case.
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" When girls with symptoms of autism or ADHD seek professional medical help, their problems are often played down or misinterpreted, and there is a real risk that they will not get the help or support they need. As such, more training is needed in this area, particularly in the public sector, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg."
I keep hoping things will get better for the girls of today
My name is Laura. I'm a 17 year old high-functioning-autistic girl, and I'm currently working on writing a life/social skills book for teen girls on the spectrum. I have written the first three chapters so far - my story, an overview of autistic disorders, and a chapter on finding talents and hobbies.
The chapter on talents and hobbies has some exercises in it, so I'm looking for some autistic girls and women to trial the exercises and provide feedback. If you're interested, please send me a direct message. I'm happy to send through the talents & hobbies chapter for you to read over and make a decision on whether you'd like to continue the trial. I also have a feedback form which I'll send you if you agree to trial the exercises.
My name is Laura. I'm 17 years old and was diagnosed this past March with High-Functioning ASD. It's a challenge for me to become close friends with people close to my age who are understanding, and so far I haven't met any other teenage girls on the spectrum. As a result, I I hope that this will be a community of people that I can become a part of for the long term :)
Interests are piano, musical theatre, classic literature (especially Jane Austen novels), teaching, and cooking.
I look forward to getting to know all you lovely ladies in the near future!
OK - so I simply had to share this on AWN - I have spent a good week completing the various stages of this project. A giant 3-by-3 Rubik's Cube Birthday Cake for my birthday!!! I am having friends help me eat it tomorrow and my birthday is this coming Wednesday!