Understanding the Difference Between Asperger's and Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/understanding-differences-between-autism-aspergers/
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

Understanding the Difference Between Asperger’s and Autism

Is there a difference between Asperger’s and autism? If so, what are the differences? Many people use both terms but are not always aware of the history, meaning, and context.  Although there seems to have been an increase in awareness and trying to understand autism and other diagnoses, there are still plenty of questions and

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Understanding High Functioning Autism and Anger https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/high-functioning-autism-anger/
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

Understanding High Functioning Autism and Anger

Many individuals with autism spectrum disorder face challenges that can lead to frustration and anger, but is there a link between high functioning autism and anger or aggression? If so, how can parents help teach their child to regulate those angry emotions and manage them in daily life? What is high functioning autism? High functioning

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Thoughts About My Aging Autistic Son Keep Me Up at Night
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

Thoughts About My Aging Autistic Son Keep Me Up at Night

Parenting a child with developmental disabilities, including High Functioning Autism (HFA), is no doubt, a challenging but exhausting responsibility which I have struggled with for the past 45 years when my son was diagnosed with what was referred to in the late 1990’s as Asperger’s syndrome. Looking back at my son’s growth and development within

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Greta Thunberg: Making the Most of Your Differences https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/greta-thunberg-making-most-differences/
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

Greta Thunberg and Autism: Making the Most of Your Differences

In 2003, a girl named Greta Thunberg was born in Sweden. When that girl was eight years old, she first learned about the very real threat of global warming; a threat humans had caused with their own hands. At the same time, she was assured those hands could work to fix it. If we just

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The Value of Confidence With Asperger’s Syndrome https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/value-of-confidence-with-aspergers/
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

The Value of Confidence With Asperger’s Syndrome

During the summer of 2005, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. I heard about this condition for the first time from my psychologist when he was telling me who I was more so than anyone ever had before. But I didn’t take it seriously. After all, I was 21 years old at the time, I

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The Crucial Element of Parental Support: John Paul’s Story https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/crucial-element-of-parental-support/
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

The Crucial Element of Parental Support: John Paul’s Story

Growing up with autism is challenging. And as somebody who has Asperger’s syndrome, I know this all too well. Pre-Diagnosis Raised in a middle-class family in one of the nicest counties in the Atlanta area, everything was fairly typical for me in my day-to-day life as a child. My father is a pilot for UPS,

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5 Myths About Girls With Asperger’s and Social Groups https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/myths-about-girls-aspergers-group/
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

5 Myths About Girls With Asperger’s and Social Groups

Think you know about girls on the autism spectrum? Well, think again. Here are five myths you may have heard about that need to be reconsidered when we think about girls who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome (AS), “mild autism,” or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) level 1. This information comes from original research done

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What is High Functioning Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/high-functioning-autism-other-types-of-autism
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

What is High Functioning Autism?

Many neurodevelopmental conditions vary in expression. Such is the case for children or individuals with autism. There’s a common saying in the autism community that “no two people with autism are the same”, and this is because traits of autism are different between each and every single person on the spectrum. Autism symptoms can vary

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The Ultimate Race That Changed My Son With Asperger's Life https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ultimate-race-changed-my-son/
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

The Ultimate Race That Changed My Son With Asperger’s Life

This is a story of my son Jacob and the challenges he lives with every day. It is a story of his junior year in high school and a cross-country race he ran. This was a race that I can still see and feel when I close my eyes, and my memories take me back

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What You Need to Know About Depression for People With Asperger's https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/depression-for-people-with-aspergers/
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

What You Need to Know About Depression for People With Asperger’s

Depression 101 for Aspies Having a condition such as Asperger’s syndrome sounds complicated, however, we learn how to be in control, how to deal with it over time. We try this, we try that, and start noticing what gives good and bad results. It gets easier for sure. But what happens when you have two

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How to Deal with Anxiety and Asperger’s Now https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/anxiety-and-aspergers/
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

How to Deal with Anxiety and Asperger’s Now

Living with Asperger’s syndrome has turned out to be a literal roller coaster in more than one sense. For starters, you don’t always know how to deal with intense feelings, with different situations that are out of your routine, and, this is the best part, you have to discover the best way to process it

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How to Transition Your Young Adult with Asperger's Into the World https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/transition-young-adult-aspergers-world
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

How to Transition Your Young Adult with Asperger’s Into the World

Are you intimidated by the “failure to launch” syndrome for your young adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? For most parents, the term translates into a fear factor, restraining them from helping their young adults with Asperger’s syndrome to transition into the adult world. As a parent, your support and perception of your child’s ability

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A Unique Perspective: Autism, Concrete Thinking, and Flexibility
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

A Unique Perspective: Autism, Concrete Thinking, and Flexibility

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

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My Asperger’s, My Family and Me https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aspergers-my-family-and-me
High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

My Asperger’s, My Family, and Me

My name is Alex Manners, and I live in a town called Solihull in England.  I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when I was 10 years old, and while it has brought along many challenges that I have had to face, I feel that it makes me the person that I am. I consequently view

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High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s

Today, Tomorrow, and Yesterday: Executive Functioning Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Young Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome

  In the post we give a free mini issue of the magazine away. The article is written by Dr. Michael McManmon, Founder, College Internship Program (CIP) about techniques for young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. Young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome often feel overwhelmed by their first attempts at independent living.  Attending college, making friends, and learning

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