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Well if you’re looking for a worthwhile and timely read, you might check out the following Brianna Abbott article, which was published today in Spectrum:

Use of certain social strategies linked to anxiety in autism

Paradoxical anxiety

The first paragraph of Abbot’s article gives us a good sense (more…)

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I’m not sure where to begin with this one.

I suppose I could start by noting the paradox of it: A condition traditionally associated with an excess of logical thinking, and concomitant deficit in affect, is here being linked to magical thinking.

On the other hand, neither is the image of the ethereal autistic child and her faraway gaze (more…)

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This is something I published over a year ago on my now defunct autism website, Forming HorizonsDavid Snape was kind enough to reblog it shortly after, giving it greater exposure than it would otherwise have enjoyed.

Here it is now, edited and trimmed a bit, for my Into the Dance readership: (more…)

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In part one, I made the point that learning information doesn’t make sense (pun intended) apart from its sensory basis in early life — when, in philosophical terms, we start to abstract form from matter.

And I noted the sensory dysregulation that comes with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and its potential consequences for information processing.

Now we turn to an even older principle, to which English poet and Theologian Charles Williams referred as co-inherence. (more…)

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Sometimes we have to go back in order to go forward.

With that in mind, let’s look at a couple of classic, practical concepts that could help turn the tide toward progress in relating to people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). (more…)

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For parts 1-4, click here

Let’s do a quick summary.  Here are some key points from part 4 regarding the premise of Forming Horizons: (more…)

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For parts 1-3, click here

Ok — let me start by quoting myself:

[W]hen it comes to understanding people and their perspectives, nothing works better than encounter.

Encounter is, however, a formidable prospect for many people on the autism spectrum. And let’s face it, (more…)

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