We are Autistic family

We are Autistic family

Editor David Oliver Sharing a real life experience of an autism patient. I am autistic. Two of my five brothers are autistic. My dad is autistic. My dad understands emotions and doesn’t care. That’s the narcissism (he’s VERY proud of his narcissistic personality disorder). My older autistic brother spent three nights worried about, and in near constant contact with a person he’d never even met because they were feeling suicidal. He worked with kids for…

Read More

Can people feel empathy with Asperger Syndrome and Autism

Can people feel empathy with Asperger Syndrome and Autism

Editor David Oliver Other ASD’ers have answered this. My guess is you’ll find we all feel empathy. However, just like you and the Neuro-Majority, we all feel empathy differently. As far as I know, the only group who doesn’t experience empathy are sociopaths, roughly 2–8% of the human race. The rest of us, NT’s and ADS’s, are naturally empathetic. However, I experience & express empathy in a radically different way than you. I will see…

Read More

Autistic Teenager With A Higher Iq Than Einstein On Path To Nobel Prize

Autistic Teenager With A Higher Iq Than Einstein On Path To Nobel Prize

When his parents first enrolled Jacob Barnett in school they were told to forget it and that their son would never be able to learn anything in school. Naturally concerned they took him to a doctor where they were told that he has a form of autism called Aspergers that he would be able to learn simple tasks such as how to tie his own shoes. They discovered that Jacob has a tremendous memory that…

Read More

Don’t ignore these suspicious points in children, it may be early signs of autism

Don’t ignore these suspicious points in children, it may be early signs of autism

It’s seem to simple but do not ignore them for the future of your childs In 21st century, the number of childhood autism has been constantly increasing, but it’s seem that: the parents don’t pay attention to signs for prevention. In addition, parents often think that: taking care of child with luxury life is more essential than emotional concern Here are some signs prove that a child start getting the autism that parents need to…

Read More

Scientists Latest Research That Autism Linked to Zinc Deficiency in Childhood

Scientists Latest Research That Autism Linked to Zinc Deficiency in Childhood

While the exact cause of autism is unknown, its development in children has been linked to various genetic and environmental factors—including zinc deficiency. It is still not clear whether this deficiency contributes to autism, but scientists have defined a possible mechanism for how this could work, according to a paper published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. For their study, the researchers demonstrated how zinc shapes the connections, or synapses, between brain cells (neurons) that form during early development…

Read More

Scientists have uncovered genetic variants that increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Scientists have uncovered genetic variants that increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Scientists have uncovered genetic variants that increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in research that experts hope could lead to a better understanding of the condition. ADHD is thought to affect about 2.5% of adults and about 5% of children worldwide. Concerns have been raised that the neurodevelopmental disorder is under-diagnosed and under-treated in the UK. “We know that it is highly heritable,” said Prof Anders Børglum, co-author of the research, from…

Read More

‘I Thought I Was Stupid’: The Hidden Struggle for Women with ADHD

‘I Thought I Was Stupid’: The Hidden Struggle for Women with ADHD

Women with ADHD have to deal with symptoms that range from disorganization to OCD-like rituals—as well as the fear of being found out. At the Better Together Festival attendees are encouraged to doodle in notebooks or walk around. On a bumpy shuttle ride to the Better Together Festival grounds, I sat next to Courtney, a woman I instinctively cast as “having it together.” With wide eyes, an exuberant laugh, and the sort of blonde hair…

Read More

Woman Must Know! If She Loves a Man With Asperger’s Syndrome

Woman Must Know! If She Loves a Man With Asperger’s Syndrome

Fnord wrote: There Will Be Loneliness – Example: He may have social withdrawal moments, and may simply want to do his own thing, more often than you would like. I always thought that each partner being able to do their own thing was a sign of a healthy relationship, whether there’s a partner on the spectrum or not. Quote: 1. There Will Probably be No Public Displays of Affection – Example: May be affectionate in…

Read More

The women who don’t know they’re autistic

The women who don’t know they’re autistic

Let’s call her Sophie. The description we’ll give could be that of any woman who is on the autistic spectrum without knowing it. Because such women are intelligent and used to compensating for communication impediments they may not be consciously aware of, they can slip through the cracks of our still-inefficient diagnostic procedures.   World Autism Awareness Day takes place every April 2, and in 2018 the focus is on the empowerment of women and…

Read More

11 Little Habits You Didn’t Realize Can Be Signs Of Adult ADHD

11 Little Habits You Didn’t Realize Can Be Signs Of Adult ADHD

If you feel like your constant lateness and total disorganization is getting in the way of your life, it may come as a relief to know that these “bad habits” may be signs of adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). While it’s likely you struggled with it more as a kid, the symptoms of ADHD can stick around, affect you into adulthood, and truly make life difficult. So, how do you know if you have…

Read More
1 2 3 5