Autism Awareness

Autism and Empath Syndrome, When Feeling Too Much is Too Much

By | 2017-09-06T11:54:12+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Autism Awareness|Tags: , , , , |

Many people can sometimes incorrectly assume that people on the autism spectrum find it difficult to handle emotions, or seem closed down and shut off, but this is not the case. Often people, whether high or low functioning on the spectrum, find that they often “feel too much” and have very strong reactions to [...]

10 Ways to be a Friend to an Autism Parent

By | 2017-07-17T12:27:03+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Autism Awareness, Parenting|Tags: , , |

How to be a friend to an autism parent...   Your dear friend has shared some very personal and difficult news with you: her child has been diagnosed with autism.  You may not know what to say or how to act.  You don't really know anyone else with an autistic child, so this is [...]

The Dreaded Meltdown

By | 2017-01-05T15:17:35+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Categories: Autism Awareness, Parenting|Tags: , , |

The Dreaded Meltdown The meltdown. A common characteristic feared and dreaded by parents and caregivers to those with an ASD. The meltdown happens when someone becomes completely overwhelmed by their current situation and temporarily loses behavioural control. This loss of control can be expressed verbally (eg shouting, screaming, crying), physically (eg kicking, lashing [...]