Autism Therapy Robots, Arise!

By Astrid Liddel

 

Some people on the autism spectrum might seem like robots trying to discover how to be human.  As an individual diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I can tell you that robots and autism can be a helpful mix.  Although modern robot therapy is used primarily in helping children, perhaps someday robots will be used to help people of all ages with ASD.

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An Interview with Sean Barron

By Astrid Liddel

 

Finding someone with high-functioning autism to interview for my blog was surprisingly difficult.  People don’t tend to advertise their autism, so you can imagine how excited I was to have the opportunity to interview Sean Barron about his inspirations and advice to young people with autism—particularly young writers!

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FINDING BALANCE

Finding Balance:

Autism’s Weaknesses & Strengths

By Astrid Liddel

Autism, depression and anxiety can make life very difficult.  Often, I find it hard just to get out of bed and get dressed.  Not everything is hard for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), though.  In this post, I will be discussing some of the things that come (and don’t come) easily and why.

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Making Sense of Autism

Making Sense of Autism:

A Personal Perspective

By Astrid Liddel

My name is Astrid Liddel, and I have autism. You probably have lots of ideas about what I might be like, just by seeing the word ‘autism’ in conjunction with my name. Some of those ideas might have some truth to them, while others might not. So I will tell you about myself so you can see what I am actually like. Hopefully, this will inspire you to see autistic people in a different light.

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