“This is a question about me. Some of us on the spectrum eat for sensory stimulation or self-soothing. What are some alternate, healthier ways to get that sensory input we crave?”
“Our 25-year-old son, diagnosed with PDD-NOS, has always had some repetitive behaviors. Lately, though, he's wanting to redo things such as getting undressed or showering right after he's done. He’ll insist we backtrack if we drive through the neighborhood a different way because we didn't go the "right way.” Can you offer guidance on whether these behaviors are obsessive compulsive disorder or just part of his autism? What might help?”
This guest post is by Barbara, an adult with aspergers from New Jersey who discusses her experiences finding her first successful job.
I am an Aspie girl – a girl with Asperger Syndrome. This diagnosis came late in my life, since no tests were available in my childhood.
"How can we help our child have a successful play date? Some of his autism-related behaviors can produce problems."
This week’s “Got Questions?” answer comes from clinical psychologist Lauren Elder, Autism Speaks assistant director for dissemination science.
Daniel Wendler is the author of www.ImproveYourSocialSkills.com, a comprehensive online guide to social skills. After receiving his Asperger’s diagnosis, he embarked on a journey of social skills improvement.
This guest post is from Keri Michaelis. She is the mother of W. Foster Michaelis, a 11-year-old boy with Aspergers who just earned the title of 2013 National History Bee Elementary School National Champion.