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The Emotion Repair Toolbox

The Emotion Repair Toolbox Autistic children and adults usually have a limited range of emotion repair mechanisms and are less likely to use the more effective strategies used by typical children and adults, such as putting the event in perspective, reappraising the situation, considering alternative responses, acceptance, or being able Read more…

Autism and Camouflaging

Autism Working Why camouflage autism? Gradually a young autistic child will come to realise that they are different to their peers. They notice that their peers are able to easily and accurately ‘read’ social situations and people’s thoughts, feelings and intentions, an ability that an autistic child finds elusive. There Read more…

Autism Working

Autism Working Introduction Achieving and maintaining employment can be difficult and stressful for autistic adults. Parents and partners also have their concerns, as they often provide employment support and employers, line managers and co-workers need guidance in how to work successfully with an autistic employee. Unfortunately, many autistic adults who Read more…

Computer Gaming and COVID

Computer Gaming and COVID The following article is Tony’s chapter from the new book:Life After Lockdown: Resetting Perceptions of Autism Strategies and ReflectionsEdited by Rebecca Silva, Ruth Prystash, Rene DeLoss, and Carol Burmeister (Foreword by Peter Vermeulen)Available to purchase here The past year has marked us as one of the Read more…

Depression Attack Strategies

Depression Attack Strategies Checklist for Your Parent/Teacher/Manager The following are strategies that someone can use to help you while you are experiencing a ‘depression attack’. Your support person should … Stay calm and reassuring The agitation or confusion of another person will intensify your depth of despair, adding ‘fuel to Read more…