Introduction…

Discovering the REAL me… after 57 years! NOTICEJohn Counsel suffered a mild brain aneurism (stroke) on 4 June 2020, which affected his left hand and his eyesight, as well as his ability to read and write — specifically a large blind spot in the far side of his vision from his dight eye, plus his …

Aspie Rap Anthem

Aussie rapper and DJ LJ Jesse releases a new, biographical song about her life as an Aspie… and it’s a really neat example of calming audio! by John Counsel LJ Jesse is a member of our Aspergers Help Australia Facebook Group who’s both a rapper and a DJ who pens and records her own songs. …

Persuading Aspies

How to persuade an Aspie to change their mind, attitude and behaviour By John Counsel A couple of things to bear in mind when dealing with Aspies…Value propositions: These are useful and fundamentally logical, but may be totally thwarted by irrational fears — which are emotional. Challenging their fears: again, this may be a rational …

Managing Diversity

How do we encourage Equality of Opportunity without falling for the counterfeit of Equality of Outcome? By JOHN COUNSEL Let me state, for the record, that I am politically unaligned. I choose the candidates for election for whom I vote according to the principles, policies and programs they espouse… and I hold them publicly accountable, …

Autism Awareness

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Why I'm totally OPEN about having Asperger’s Syndrome By John Counsel I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome on Christmas Eve, 24 December 2002. It was the best Christmas gift I've ever received, and I celebrate that date as “Liberation Day”, because I was finally able to begin to understand myself and take control of my life… …

DISCOVERY! Is this yet another common, traumatic childhood experience that causes Autism?

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By John Counsel Study these four photos below carefully — then compare them with the four photos above and see if you can identify the things they all have in common that are obviously traumatising all these children against their wills. (The main difference is that this invasive procedure doesn’t put anything into their bodies; …

The Process of Mastery

By JOHN COUNSEL This tutorial is about the process behind the classic transition from Unconscious Incompetence to Unconscious Competence. Legend: The vertical axis of the graph represents control (top) andabsence of control (bottom). The horizontal axis represents time. Stage 1a: Unconscious Incompetence — we think we’re in control… until something happens to make us realise the truth about our delusions… Stage 1b: Unconscious Incompetence — this is where we really were, all along. Ignorant of our own ignorance and incompetence. …

Why Aspies can be so obstinate and resistant to change… and so volatile!

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BY JOHN COUNSEL Here are a few things I’ve learned about myself (and a lot of other Aspies, too — I’ve lived with four generations of us) that really puzzled and bothered me all my life, decades before diagnosis. See if you recognise them in your own relationships… IMPORTANT: Some of the behaviour discussed here is now recognised as …

Famous Aspies

Famous people who are or were — or almost certainly were* — Aspies * Because of the reality that Asperger’s Syndrome was not formally recognised until 1994, despite it being articulated half a century earlier by Austrian pædiatrician Dr Hans Asperger in 1944, many of the individuals on this list were never formally diagnosed while living, but …