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Autism and Anxiety – Part 3 – tips for dealing with anxiety.
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Autism and Anxiety – Part 3 – tips for dealing with anxiety.

The previous two articles in this series looked at anxiety in people with autism, and how it can affect them. This article will try and look at some of the things that can be done to either stop anxiety, or lessen its impact. The tips might not work for everyo...
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...
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...