Aspergers

To My Son: You Will Always Be You, Aspergers Is Just a Label

Stephanie Nimmo | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Parents
Stephanie Nimmo

I remember when you were born, our first child, our boy, our son. We were filled with hopes and dreams for you, Daddy wanted you to be an Arsenal striker, fighter pilot and doctor all rolled into one (it's OK, he wasn't serious, well maybe not about the fighter pilot bit...). But what we wanted most for you was to be yourself.

Dog Calms Owner With Asperger's Syndrome During 'Depressive Episode'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs really are man's best friend, and this heartwarming footage is proof. A woman with Asperger's Syndrome filmed herself during an emotional epis...

People Tell Me What I'm Doing Is Amazing, but Just Taking the Time to Get in Touch. That's Amazing.

Suzanne Burnett | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Burnett

Although coping with an invisible illness isn't just about how you feel. Yes I am in pain every second of every day but I can manage my pain. I also get horrific migraines and all kind kinds symptoms pop up that I don't expect. What makes life difficult is attitude, not mine.

A Service Dog Won't Get Him a Party but It Will Give Him a Companion, a Trusted Friend.

Suzanne Burnett | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Burnett

Challenging children have challenging behaviour as does Morgan. He was a lamb really until bullying opened his eyes to being different. It made him realise he didn't fit in and he gets frustrated, upset and angry.

We Can Improve the Lives of People Affected By Autism Through Research

Dr James Cusack | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Dr James Cusack

My hope is that we can now harness this focus towards the furthering of our knowledge of autism through research. We urgently require evidence-based interventions for autism, but yet the standards of research to support interventions fall significantly below that of other medical conditions.

Learning to Listen

Lanette Kauten | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lanette Kauten

I loved books and enjoyed writing, so I spent my time reading and trying to emulate the styles of my favorite authors. My books and their characters became my friends. At that time, the condition Asperger's wasn't known in the US. Children who would have been diagnosed today were considered odd and treated as outcasts back then.

Anna Kennedy Online: Largest UK Survey on Autism Diagnosis, Now Let's Hope the Government Takes Action

Jo Worgan | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

One of the key findings from the survey was the length of time many parents and carers had to wait in gaining a diagnosis; over half the recipients had to wait over five years. This is disgraceful. Early intervention as we all know is absolutely vital in giving these children the absolute best start in life. By delaying the diagnostic process these chances are diminished.

Dear Susan... An Open Letter to Susan Boyle

Lesa Walton | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lesa Walton

Susan Boyle is an alternative thinker and has been diagnosed as having an Autistic Spectrum Condition. No real shock for those of us who live and breathe ASC. So to you Susan, I write this letter...

Man Dies After 'Three Litres Of Coke A Day' Habit

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

A man who drank three litres of Coca-Cola a day has died from drinking excessive amounts of liquid, a coroner has ruled. Paul Inman, who had Asperg...

Asperger's Syndrome To Be Reclassified

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

Aspergers Syndrome is to be reclassified in the next edition of one of the world's most influential psychiatric reference manuals. The Diagnostic a...

Gary McKinnon Ruling Due

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon is "scared, anxious and hopeful" as he waits to find out whether Home Secretary Theresa May will stop his extradition to...

On Autism: Who Are They Fooling?

Dave Clements | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dave Clements

Dr Tim Cadman, at Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, explained to the uninitiated that while some understand autism as a disorder, others - particularly proponents of the social model and members of the 'autistic community' - understand it less as a condition to be treated than as a 'distinct cognitive style'.