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Autism and Confidence – Part 2 – How can a lack of Confidence impact on Autistic People ?
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Autism and Confidence – Part 2 – How can a lack of Confidence impact on Autistic People ?

The previous article in this series looked at why autistic people might lack confidence. This article will take a look at how this can impact on them.  A lack of confidence is something that can affect anyone at some time in their life, but how does this lack ...
Autism and Confidence – Part 1 – Why do people with Autism lack Confidence?
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Autism and Confidence – Part 1 – Why do people with Autism lack Confidence?

Autistic people can often struggle with confidence, or rather a lack of it. This can impact on their daily lives and challenge their most basic relationships. There are a lot of non-autistic people who also struggle with their confidence, and there are autisti...
Questioning Autistic People about their Autism – when is this ok?
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Questioning Autistic People about their Autism – when is this ok?

There seems to be a lot of strong feelings around the autism community regarding being asked about autism. This is not just true of autistics; a lot of gay, trans and religious people seem to resent being asked what they feel are ignorant questions about their...
Autism and other physical problems.    Double diagnosis?
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Autism and other physical problems. Double diagnosis?

Can your child tell you when he feels ill or when he is in pain? Or let you know if he was feeling dizzy or faint? If not then you need to be aware of the symptoms and signs of the next three physical problems so that you can get professional advice and hel...
The Spectrum – Part 7 – Girls are on the spectrum too.
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The Spectrum – Part 7 – Girls are on the spectrum too.

One of, if not the biggest, misconception about autism is that is it something that affects males and not females. Things have changed a bit now, but even the often quoted fact that more men have autism than women can be misleading. It is known that more men a...
The Spectrum – Part 6 – Diagnosis: Help or Hindrance?
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The Spectrum – Part 6 – Diagnosis: Help or Hindrance?

Is a diagnoses of autism a label, or a doorway to help? Some say that a diagnosis is unnecessary and pointless, whereas others make the case that they would never have got the help they needed for themselves, or their children without one. So is a diagnosis wo...
The Spectrum – Part 5 – How useful is the term On the Spectrum?
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The Spectrum – Part 5 – How useful is the term On the Spectrum?

The first few articles in this series looked at the use of the word spectrum, and where the term spectrum orginates from. But what are some of the pros and cons of the use of this word? Can it be helpful for people to use? Or is it something that should be avo...