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Anxiety on the Spectrum: Assessment and Treatment

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD, Strategies for Parents, Autism Treatments 30 October 2015 · 1,925 views

Anxiety on the Spectrum: Assessment and Treatment Last week, National Autism Network published an article  detailing how anxiety impacts individuals on the autism spectrum. Regardless of whether or not you’re on the spectrum, anxiety can be physically, mentally, and socially damaging. Anxiety seems to affect individuals with autism to a larger degree and is considered one of the disorder’s most common co...


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Anxiety on the Spectrum: Why it Occurs

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents, For Individuals with ASD 22 October 2015 · 2,109 views
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Anxiety on the Spectrum: Why it Occurs Your world suddenly becomes very disorienting. Sounds become more pronounced while your ability to focus diminishes on them and your surroundings quickly diminishes. You become very tense all over your body, and you feel compelled to take deep breaths as your heart and pulse races.  These feelings last for minutes, although it can feel like an eternity....


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What Exactly is an Autism Life Coach and Should I Have One?

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents, For Individuals with ASD 02 July 2015 · 2,421 views
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What Exactly is an Autism Life Coach and Should I Have One? Special needs life coach is a burgeoning profession working to fulfill the needs of a growing market of individuals affect by autism spectrum disorders who could benefit from guidance and professional assistance to improve their overall independence. Life coaches can help individuals with day-to-day matters such as self-care or help strategize for big pic...


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Finding Meaningful Employment for Individuals on the Spectrum

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD, Strategies for Parents 19 May 2015 · 1,595 views

Finding Meaningful Employment for Individuals on the Spectrum When writing about adults on the autism spectrum, so much of the focus is on what is lacking. The lack of services, employment, treatments, and individuals’ skills are the focal point of many articles designed to create awareness and inspire action, only they rarely include information on how to reverse this troubling trend. Alarmingly, a recent study of...


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Relationships on the Spectrum: Strategies for Success

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD 09 January 2015 · 1,828 views
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Relationships on the Spectrum: Strategies for Success Individuals with Asperger’s generally have difficulties with social situations, but that is not to say that they are unable to have and contribute to meaningful relationships. Contrary to the belief of some, individuals on the spectrum are interested in being sociable and most certainly have the capacity to love another.1  Individuals with Asperger’s, or...


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Should You Pursue an Autism Diagnosis as an Adult?

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD, Autism Treatments 27 October 2014 · 2,561 views
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Should You Pursue an Autism Diagnosis as an Adult? When people think of autism spectrum disorders, they generally perceive it as something that affects mainly children. However,   although not degenerative,   autism can affect individuals throughout their entire lives. The small, but ever-growing, population of adults on the spectrum is often overlooked by today’s society.  The “autism epidemic,” which is...


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When Interests Become Obsessions for Individuals on the Spectrum

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD 15 August 2014 · 1,762 views
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When Interests Become Obsessions for Individuals on the Spectrum It is not uncommon for individuals with autism to develop obsessions or fixations with any number of topics, and these often change as the individual grows older. Whether it is an obsession with sports statistics, dinosaurs, insects, or even beer , fixations like these can be a healthy outlet for individuals with autism. However, these activities can also...


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The Ins and Outs of Making Friends: Tips for Individuals on the Spectrum

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD 30 May 2014 · 1,735 views
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The Ins and Outs of Making Friends: Tips for Individuals on the Spectrum With seven billion plus people on this planet, you would think that finding friends wouldn't be so hard. Unfortunately, some individuals’ preconceived notions and prejudices limit their capacity for welcoming friendship to those who may be different from themselves. As an individual on the spectrum, making friends and building relationships may be a c...


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To Disclose or Not To Disclose: Resources for Individuals with ASD in the Workplace

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD 18 April 2014 · 2,089 views
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To Disclose or Not To Disclose: Resources for Individuals with ASD in the Workplace Whether you are crunching numbers in an office space or getting your hands dirty working in a greenhouse, as an individual on the autism spectrum you are afforded certain rights guaranteed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) . Individuals on the autism spectrum are no longer simply looking for jobs, but searching for long-lasting careers as more...


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Taking Action Towards Acceptance

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD, Strategies for Parents, Autism Awareness 10 April 2014 · 1,711 views
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Taking Action Towards Acceptance On April 2, 2014 the autism community celebrated the 7th  World Autism Awareness Day since the designation was adopted by the United Nations in 2007. April has also been designated Autism Awareness Month and to help celebrate, various organizations donate a percentage of profits to autism advocacy groups, an abundance of autism awareness walks are held by...