5 Tips on Dealing With an Autistic Person


Dealing with an autistic person can be enormously challenging, demanding tolerance, kindness, and patience. Before exploring how to cope with autistic people, it would be helpful to understand exactly how autism affects people. Autistic people find interacting with others difficult. For example, they may struggle to read facial expressions and be taken by surprise at outbursts of anger or...

What Is the ‘Extreme Male Brain’ Theory of Autism?


Autism is a condition characterized by difficulty communicating, low empathy and ’emotional IQ’ and sometimes ‘restricted and repetitive behavior’. It is a spectrum disorder, meaning that it is not ‘binary’ but can instead be experienced to varying degrees. Asperger’s Syndrome for instance is best described as a ‘mild’ case of autism where...

Music Therapy for Autistic Children


For those raising a child with autism, there may be times when you find yourself struggling. You may find, for example, that your child is struggling to develop their communication, or that they are agitated on numerous occasions despite our efforts to help them to feel calmer. At times like these it can feel like problems are too tough for you to solve. However, music therapy has been found to...

What Are the Symptoms of Asperger’s?


Asperger’s is an autism spectrum disorder meaning that it shares many of the same symptoms as autism but to a different degree. Asperger’s essentially describes patients then who exhibit only very mild forms of autism, finding difficulty with such things as social interaction and communication. For this reason it is often referred to as a high-functioning, mild autism; though in reality it is the...

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