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Choosing a New School for your Child with Asperger's Syndrome by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Unless you were lucky enough to enrol your kids in a school which streams kids all the way from kindergarten to college and you remain in the same geographic area throughout ... Read on »
Book Review: "Autism, What does it mean to me?" by Catherine Faherty by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD "Autism... what does it mean to me: A workbook about self-awareness and life lessons for Kids with Autism or Asperger's". Revised and expanded 2nd Edition, by Catherine Fa ... Read on »
Article: Is Your Child a "Class Clown" to Gain Acceptance by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD My latest post over at special-ism is about the dangers of being the class clown.  There's nothing wrong with being "class clown" if you play it safe but sometimes it's not ... Read on »
Book Review: Crystal Puzzle by Ashley Nance by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Crystal Puzzle: Growing Up with a Sister with Asperger's by Ashley Nance Crystal Puzzle is a very interesting book which offers a rather different point of v ... Read on »
Understanding Depression by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD If you were to do a survey of people on the street, you would probably come away with a general consensus that depression means "feeling sad", an idea which is way off the m ... Read on »
The Fine Art of Cocooning and why it is important for people with Asperger's Syndrome by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD One of the "habits" I got into when I was growing up and sleeping in a single bed was the idea of cocooning myself using my doona or eiderdown.  The idea was that you lie do ... Read on »
Book Review: "Born to Fly: Living with Autism" by Mary Anne Napper by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Born to fly is a novella based on the methods and life of Cath McCarthy, a mothercraft nurse with experience taking care of "emotionally detached" children. It's clear from ... Read on »
How to help your Child with Asperger's Syndrome to Make Friends by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD "Who did you play with at school today?" Mother asks to which the the answer is a mumbled, "Nobody..." It's one of the most common problems faced by children with Asperger's ... Read on »
How to do more for families with autism than just being "aware" of it. by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD The idea of an Autism "Awareness" day is fraught with problems. It suggests that people aren't even aware that autism exists, It's a very scary thought. It puts autism far b ... Read on »
Article: Detect and Deal with Anxiety (on Special-ism) by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD My latest article on Special-ism which went live about a week or two ago (I've been very busy, sorry) is all about Anxiety.   Following my review of Dr Edward Aull's book ... Read on »
Book Review: The Parent's Guide to the Medical World of Autism by Edward Aull, MD by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD The Parent's Guide to the Medical World of Autism: A Physician Explains Diagnosis, Medications and Treatments by Edward Aull, MD Behavioral Pediatrician. It was with gr ... Read on »
Article: From Fish to Dogs – Selecting a Therapeutic Pet (at Special-ism) by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD When I was four, my parents got me a border collie cross something (Labrador, I think). It was an inspired decision. Spot became my "everywhere friend" and we had lots of ad ... Read on »
Aspergers and Bumping into Things. by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD I'm constantly bumping into things and I often have scrapes and bumps and bruises on my body but can't remember how they got there. It's the same for my kids and it's all to ... Read on »
When being part of the solution IS being part of the problem. by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD One of the most common issues in the world of autism is the perception of Autism itself as a problem - or even worse, as the personification of a problem. It's fairly com ... Read on »
Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and the Gluten Free Diet by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD One of the most frequently cited "treatments" for Autism and Aspergers syndrome is the Gluten Free Diet. Gluten refers to two proteins which are found in grains such as whea ... Read on »
Playing it Safe, Taking Risks, Nagging and Change by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD One of the things that my wife and I do is watch "expired" TV shows. We're not really fans of the "hanging on week-to-week" problem that accompanies regular TV. Game of Thro ... Read on »
Article: Taking things Literally; An Issue that Matters by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD So, you've been looking through the lists of aspie traits and you've found one called "taking things literally". You read about it and it says,  'The person may not u ... Read on »
Aspergers and Inappropriate Gifts and Comments by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD A lot of people think that those with Asperger's syndrome are insensitive when it comes to gifts. In truth, I think we're actually trying too hard. One of the thing ... Read on »
Asperger's Syndrome and Friendship by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD It’s taken me most of my adult life to really understand friendship. Even then, I don’t feel like I really understand more than the most basic of concepts. I'm sure it’s e ... Read on »
Understanding Adult Bullying by Gavin B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD You could be forgiven for thinking that bullying is “something that happens to kids”. After all, that’s how the media portrays it.  The theory is that if bullying happen ... Read on »