A young woman with autism offers her perspective on what instances children should share with a trusted adult and what small infractions, if reported, could lead to being known as a “tattletale”. Hi, my name is Leanne, and I am a young adult who is on the autism spectrum (my diagnosis used to be known

in Communication Skills by Leanne Strong

Hi, my name is Leanne, I’m 26 years old and have Asperger’s syndrome. I know from experience that it can be very hard for people with autism or other special needs to get and keep a job and that for some, having any job can be a dream come true. Here are some examples of

in Employment by Leanne Strong

My name is Leanne, I’m 24 years old, and have a very mild form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. Here are some things you should not say to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): 1. You don’t care about anybody but yourself Let me explain. Even though it may seem like people on the autism

in Bullying by Leanne Strong

My name is Leanne — I’m 23 years old and I have Asperger’s syndrome.  I have heard that social stories help lot of kids (and maybe even adults) on the autism spectrum to be better able to handle transitions, upcoming events, and activities that most children (and adults) are able to handle easily.  I remember during one

in Social Skills by Leanne Strong

Hi, my name is Leanne Strong, I’m 24 years old, and I have a very mild form of autism known as Asperger’s syndrome. Many people on the autism spectrum have a very concrete way of thinking. Many of us have difficulty understanding when someone is joking or being serious, or when certain “rules” don’t need

My name is Leanne Strong, I’m 23 years old, and I have Asperger’s syndrome (milder autism, little to no difficulty with speech or cognitive skills).  As you may know, a lot of people who have autism understand things in a very rigid and concrete manner, and our understanding of fairness is no exception to this. 

in Autism Parenting Advice by Leanne Strong