Surviving domestic abuse & stalking means strategic planning & playing it smart. When faced with daily survival tasks & overwhelming fears a victim is too often left with no time to properly construct safety plans & an escape guide. If you toss into the mix the unique sensory differences faced by individuals on the autism spectrum, then you will understand why Susan Murphy Milano's new book "Time's Up" is proving to be a vital asset.
All people react in a highly sensitized manner when processing stress surrounding violence & ongoing abuse. For individuals on the autism spectrum, most experience unique sensory challenges pertaining to Executive Function & will be faced with processing an even more exaggerated sensory reaction when enduring acts of violence, stalking, and/or ongoing abuse.
Some of these noticeable neuro-differences for individuals on the spectrum are:
Ok - so he's meant to have OCD, but plenty of people think Adrian Monk meets the diagnostic criteria for Asperger's.
I have to agree.
My Dad nicknamed me PatchMonk because I'm obsessed with Patch Adams (and his way of practising medicine) and am also very much like Adrian Monk. Dad calls me just "Monk" when I get obsessed with straightening things out, organising them and colour coding etc. I've been doing these things since I was about 2 years old.
When I lived in college, first year of uni, the boys would all come in a push everything out of straight lines and them time how long before I straightened them all up again.
I LOVE watching Monk. I can relate soooooo much to so many things he does.
My NT friends say they find watching it almost painful because he does so many things I do around them.
Court Sanctioned Child Abuse: Taking a Look at the Ugly Truth [VIDEOS] Included
Written by Sharon daVanport
Not only do I have personal connections to others who have suffered this kind of tragedy, but I have become increasingly aware of these issues since the Autism Women's Network Forumwent online in January.
The number of AWN forum members who have had personal experiences with Court Sanctioned Child Abuse is extremely telling, and a topic which I am completely dedicated to bringing to light.
If you aren't familiar with Court Sanctioned Child Abuse, then I highly recommend you look into this unbelievable injustice, and lend your voice to this travesty which is taking place in courtrooms everyday.
Has anyone watched a TV show called the Big Bang Theory? Awesome sitcom. Sheldon Cooper is a stereotypical Aspie, even though he is never actually referred to as Autistic, Aspie, etc. He can't read facial cues or sarcasm, is very particular about any changes in his daily routine, is inflexible and feels a need to be in control all the time, knows facts about everything, doesn't show much emotion, doesn't touch people, uses computers and tech all the time, and has tried to invent a scientific formula for how to make friends. He has a roommate and some other friends, and they all work together as scientists at a university in southern Cal. I have seasons 1 and 2 on DVD and season 3 is on TV now (CBS in the USA). They are all considered "nerds" or "geeks" but Sheldon is the Aspiest of all of them!
Friday April 2nd is designated as World Autism Awareness Day for 2010. The autism community will be celebrating this day by participating in various events around the world. This year, the Autism Women's Network will be adding to their list of celebratory activities, a trip to our nation's capitol.