Adults with autism, Aspergers & PDD-NOS
As with children, adults on the autism spectrum vary widely
in terms of their ability to fit in with a non-autistic world. One adult
may have severe intellectual disabilities and need constant full time care,
while another may have a family, employment and friends, but struggle with
Adults with autism, Asperger's syndrome or PDD-NOS, will be affected by what is often called the triad of impairments. This means that problems will be experienced to varying degrees with social communication, social understanding and imagination. A common feeling among adults on the autism spectrum is they feel as if they are living on a foreign planet where they are unsure of the 'rules' for social interaction, behavior and communication.
The fact sheets below provide information and practical tips on dealing with the many issues that arise as an adult on the autism spectrum:
Information, help & fact sheets
thinking of getting a diagnosis
Adults with autism
Adults with Asperger's syndrome
Are autism & Aspergers disabilities or not?
Partners of people on the autism spectrum
When relationships are about to end
Coping with stress on the autism spectrum
Deep breathing as a relaxation technique
Strategies for social interaction
Guide to body language in a non-autistic world
Coping with panic attacks
Strategies for handling depression
Coping with anger on the autism spectrum
Getting your life organized
Self-confidence & the social game
The transition from school to college
Choosing the right job
Holding down a job
Bullying in the workplace
Flirting, dating, sexual relationships
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Neurodiversity & the autism spectrum
Human rights & autism
The Autism Rights Movement
Survival guide for adults with Asperger's syndrome
This comprehensive guide to living with Asperger's syndrome
was written by Mark Segar. It covers diverse issues such as stress, body
language, eye contact, conversation skills, making friends, dating and employment.
to go to the first page.
Personal stories from adults on the spectrum
view of autism by Temple Grandin
Beware the alien - life on another planet
What makes Sybelle an aspie?
Don't mourn for us
Life as a woman on the autism spectrum
An adult aspie answers questions from parents
If I knew then what I know now
Fighting resentment against a non-autistic world
Hope and positive thinking
What does being different mean?
Stigma, depression and Asperger's syndrome
Tips for parents from an adult with Asperger's
personal stories about relationships
general relationships and Asperger's
Speak the truth or act the diplomat?
Learning social skills
Social problems and understanding emotions
Substituting intellect for emotional empathy
To tell or not to tell (someone about my Asperger's)
Dating issues for adults with Asperger's syndrome
What's at the center of the universe?
From diagnosis to my current circumstances