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Does Autism get better?

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Autism is an odd thing; it changes day by day. From one day to the next, I never know what challenges I’m going to face or, in some rare, but pleasant, situations, how the different way of thinking my ASD lends me is going to help. One thing, I can safely, and unequivocally say, is that, yes, it does get ... Read More »

Asperger’s Syndrome: will they miss me?

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There is myth floating around that people with Asperger’s Syndrome lack the capacity to miss people, whether in a family or relationship capacity. It’s an odd myth, and I’m not quite sure where it came from. I’m guessing a complex mixing pot, comprised of a dysfunction of theory of mind and lack of empathy, led to the belief that people with ... Read More »

Is Autism fake?

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Autism is comprised of a number of symptoms that go together to make a whole. Henceforth, there are still people who believe it isn’t real, but simply an unnecessary name for a conglomerate of behaviours. I think the argument is that if you put an Autistic person in a room by himself, then what Autistic behaviour exists? Sure, they may ... Read More »

Is Autism a disability?

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When it comes to categorising Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism, a lot of people struggle to find the right terminology. I’ve heard both terms placed in many categories, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. People in the past have called it a disorder, others a disability. I’ve heard it called a condition, even a disease. Let’s look at ‘disease’ and ‘condition’ ... Read More »

Then and now

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I’m a little different to the kid I was when I wrote Freaks, Geeks and Asperger’s Syndrome. I have longer hair, for starters. (I have to add, this was a choice, I wasn’t just saving on haircuts. That’s just a fortunate side effect.) Since writing the book much has happened too – I came out of school in pretty awful ... Read More »

Introduction

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My name is Luke Jackson, I’m 26 years old, and I have Asperger’s Syndrome. For a long while, Autism has been a huge part of my life. A sizeable cross section of my family and I grew up with and around the disorder, and the various facets of the Autism Spectrum, as I matured, became woven into my day to ... Read More »