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for those ignored...

Asperger's and Autism are increasingly being recognised and treatment developed, yet there are a number of adults also on the spectrum who are ignored or unrecognised because they are also high functioning. They too need help but none is available. This site hopes to bridge this gap.

 

Who or What is a Hidden Aspie?


Asperger's Syndrome is part of the broad spectrum of Autism. People on this spectrum see the world differently and can appear socially awkward or eccentric. As it is a spectrum, individuals have different combinations of traits, and experience them at differing intensities. Many Aspies are high-functioning, particularly in their area of expertise, but socially isolated and therefore apt to suffer emotional problems. As their intellects help them to compensate, many higher-functioning Aspies remain undiagnosed or are only diagnosed later in life. As such they have no support to enable them to flourish either at work or in a social setting, and are unable to understand why.


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  • Autism caused by genetics Autism is almost entirely genetic in origin, new research has suggested, with between 74 and 98 per cent of cases down to biological make-up. This means that the condition ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2015, 04:57 by Valerie Carlin
  • Is the NHS failing women with autism? The myth of the ‘extreme male brain’ means women with autism are struggling to get the help they needAutism, characterised in the past as a result of an “extreme ...
    Posted 26 Feb 2015, 03:09 by Valerie Carlin
  • Autism genes activate during fetal brain development Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that mutations that cause autism in children are connected to a pathway that regulates brain development. The ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2015, 07:42 by Jan Szafranski
  • A brain system that appears to compensate for autism Individuals with five neurodevelopmental disorders -- autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, dyslexia, and Specific Language Impairment -- appear to compensate for dysfunction by relying on a single powerful and ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2015, 07:43 by Jan Szafranski
  • Scientists Pinpoint Cell Type and Brain Region Affected by Gene Mutations in Autism A team led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists has identified the disruption of a single type of cell – in a particular brain region and at a particular time in ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2015, 11:41 by Valerie Carlin
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