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 …

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

injections

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; …

Subjective vs Objective: finding better perspectives on a situation for Aspies

By John Counsel December 2009 A few days ago I made another breakthrough connection that had bothered me all of my adult life. I’ve always struggled to learn as a student. The phrase “if you want to really learn something, teach it” has been my catchphrase ever since I graduated as a teacher in 1965-6. …

A Practical Example of Neural Overload: joy versus nightmare for me

In my Facebook Group — Aspergers Help Australia — this morning the issue of neural overload, meltdowns and shutdowns came up in the discussion, which was specifically about neural overload at funerals. (We discuss some interesting topics, right?) I mentioned that I often experience meltdowns and shutdowns (more frequent these days) when neural overload strikes. I wrote… “Happens …

Workplace bullying: why it didn’t happen to me… and what did.

By John Counsel At work I was never bullied. I was always in management/leadership roles — or I owned the business. What I often had were people who were forever trying to control or constrict me… usually bosses for whom I posed some kind of perceived threat. Frankly, I was never ambitious. But I had …

Dr Tony Attwood: Resource Papers

These Papers are authored by Tony Attwood and others Appropriate Educational Placements for Children with Asperger’s Syndrome Interview with Temple. Transcript of an interview between Tony and Temple Grandin Modifications to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Accommodate the Cognitive Profile Should children with Autistic Spectrum disorders be exempted from doing Homework? Strategies for Improving the Social …