Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum Resources & Trait Lists

The silent wave

RESOURCES  – NOT JESSICA BLAIR OR ANDREW

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This page will be an ongoing labor a love, a work in progress.  [Her] current prediction (and goal) is that it will get updated semi-frequently, as [she]find new sources. 🙂

Last Updated: Wednesday 5 April 2017

Comprehensive Lists of Traits & Characteristics (with emphasis on adults, especially females):

Information on Neurodiveristy:

Excellent Books About Asperger’s/Autism, Written By Autistic People:

 

Excellent Books About Asperger’s/Autism, Written by Non-Autistic People:

 

Progressive, Autism-Friendly Publishers: (NEW!)

 

Professionals Who Provide Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Assessments (both will keep your results and status confidential; both take a positive and gender-neutral approach to Asperger’s/ASD):

 

Other Asperger’s/Autism Support Resources:

  • Auptima Press (excellent holiday survival guides and other resources)
  • Toni Boucher (talented consultant, 26 years experience)

 

Asperger’s/autism Spectrum Advocacy and Positive Research:

 

List of Personal Blogs written by Aspie/”ActuallyAutistic” people:

  • An Autism Observer (most comprehensive resource to date!  Organized into categories as well)

 

Excellent Positive, Creative, Humorous, and/or Open-Minded Resources:

  • The Art of Autism – “an international collaboration of talented individuals who have come together to display the creative abilities of people on the autism spectrum and others who are neurodivergent” (their words)
  • Exceptional 2 Infinity – “Redefining neuro differences and intelligence through positive art”
  • Aspie Comic – a lighter/humorous side of Asperger’s (my description)
  • Thinking Person’s Guide To Autism (Thinking Autism Guide) – “What you need to know: from autistic people, professionals, and parents” (their description)
  • NT Speaks – an international collaboration in the spirit of light-hearted parody of “turning the tables” back on “puzzle-piece” organizations.  Brand-new and being built by a handful of people who also have busy daytime schedules/work demands – but keep checking back!
  • NeuroCosmopolitanism – “Nick Walker’s notes on neurodiversity, autism, and cognitive liberty”

 

Autistic Radio Shows/Chat/Etc:

  • AutChat – an Twitter-centric online community with structured weekly topics, all under the hashtag #autchat
  • David Snape – A place to show off your hidden talents (radio show and blog)

 

Building Bridges Between Asperger’s/Autistic People and Neurotypical People:

Source: Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum Resources & Trait Lists – the silent wave

March | 2017 | Two Rooms Plus Utilities

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Posted in chronic illness, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Life, Multiple Sclerosis

When you live with a body that never gets things right, well, eventually, nothing ever surprises you. Doing something incorrectly is as second nature to my body, as breathing is.

If you live in Scotland and you are aged over 50, every two years they send you out a bowel cancer test kit. All you have to do is supply a smear of your stools, from three separate dates within a ten day period, then post it back to them. It’s that simple and free, so to not do it, seems rather silly. I have to admit that I didn’t do the first one when it arrived, as it arrived on my 50th birthday, not exactly something that filled me with joy, in fact, I put it in the bin. Well, I already knew without someone rubbing it in, just how old I had become. Three weeks ago, my third test kit arrived and I once more set out to comply with their wishes. It all sounds really easy and it is, but when you have problems both with twisting your body and with your dexterity, well, it adds a new level of complexity to the whole thing. Once complete, I put it back in it’s prepaid envelope and asked Adam to post it, then set about life as always, and as always, forgetting all about it. [ ]

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Source: March | 2017 | Two Rooms Plus Utilities

Tip to hell | Two Rooms Plus Utilities

I’m sorry I haven’t written for a while, but life went a little crazy for me and I simply stopped doing almost everything. When I last wrote, I was full of beans and convinced that I had found the answer to the intense cold I was feeling. Ever since winter arrived, I had felt nothing but cold. Not the normal cold that is linked to the outside temperature, but a far more intense and at times, even painful cold. It didn’t make full sense to me, but I was colder than I had ever been this early in winter, and I knew I was driving Adam mad with my insistence that there had to be a draft, a vent left open somewhere, or that sealant somewhere had failed. There were a few things about it that were a little odd, but I just kept brushing aside, something I now know was a huge mistake. It didn’t seem to matter where I was in the house, including in my bed, my legs and my back were always cold. At times, it was so painful that I found myself on the verge of tears and unable to think of anything else. All I wanted was a heat source, one that was close to my legs, and my invention had to be the answer for my legs, my back, well I was going to deal with that one later.[ more ]

Source: Tip to hell | Two Rooms Plus Utilities

Draining daily

Andrew writing – Jessica, being chronically ill and wheelchair dependent is governed by the hours Day Carers come to provide One on One Social Interaction for her in the community – now she doesn’t mind this at all. My difficulty is the early hours at which I must arise to fit her out for these events, and to manage when things go wrong and the Agency doesn’t materialize.

I also have a respite allocation to assist my arthritic self do shopping and the Agency has very creative ideas regarding when it is timely to shop – not. You must wait around for them since they can be very late. This is nothing like the trauma in the reblog below but I am trying to say we understand in our own limited way.

Draining daily

The day that you reach out and you ask for help, the day when you tell the world that you are no longer coping alone, isn’t the day where life gets easier, it’s the day when life is turned on its head and will never be the same again. What I wanted, was peace and quiet. Days, where I didn’t have to think or do anything, other than sit here and let life happen. It hasn’t turned out that way at all. I know this is only the start of week two, but I’m already exhausted by the whole routine. It didn’t take any brain power, to know that last week, was going to be spent teaching (my new carer) Laura, just what was needed and how I would like it done. So exhaustion was going to happen, but this is week two and I’m still exhausted. Admittedly, Monday wasn’t Laura’s fault, but it is also the perfect example of how my days appear and feel.[more]

Source: Draining daily