My first professional blog attempt


Welcome All!

The objective of this blog is to advocate, educate and inform my readers by providing an 'insiders view' to the screening, assessment and interventions for adults with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Timely articles and postings will include topics such as screening, evaluation, self-manangement techniques, specific differences, evidence-based interventions (EBI), Alternative Behavioural Analyses (ABA) and much more.

As a trained counsellor, I was recently diagnosed AS and so this blog also dares to share part of my own journey through assessment & adjustment -- and eventually seeing the issue "with new eyes"; and other salient issues that might affect those struggling to come to grips with their diagnosis (especially those diagnosed later in life, like I was).

Created as a practical and useful resource, this blog will attempt to offer its visitors essential information -- hopefully useful for informing other counsellors & mental health professionals, advocates, barristers, Special Ed instructors, and, most of all, for those NT adults with "Spectrumite" partners.






Friday, 20 January 2012

Just recently finished devouring JE Robison's book entitled Look Me in the Eyes... for me, it was not only a defining & enlightening tome, but gave me much cause for hope for my son diagnosed recently with AS (at the age of 7).  He's 10 now, and I trust he'll find life as exciting and worthwhile as John did.  He's the most remarkable young man --- with heaps of potential, also like John.

I urge you to pick up a copy of this read!  Truly incredulous... you can't miss!

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/10/books-seeing-yourself-in-autism/


Thursday, 19 January 2012

HEAR YEA, HEAR YEA, HEAR YEA.... the DSM-5 is finally approaching it's re-birthing!  Should we ASpies shout "FINALLY, it's about time!!" or should we scream "What tha'???"

You make the call....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/health/research/new-autism-definition-would-exclude-many-study-suggests.html?_r=2&hp#