Having an excellent memory can make it hard for someone with Asperger’s to let go

Many people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) have an extraordinary ability to remember both factual information and past events.  At a recent support group, ten adults with AS of all ages – myself among them – shared detailed experiences reaching back to our early childhoods, even our infancies.  Now, on the face of it, there is nothing wrong with this.  In fact, it’s quite remarkable.  Neurotypicals envy this keen ability to recollect.

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30 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

We love getting EVERYONE  involved in Autism Awareness Month.  We like to take a goal focused approach to our Autism Awareness Month activities by choosing projects that facilitate positive attitudes &  discussions.  We pass out materials, have contests, go to events, do extra talks, and try and engage EVERYONE we know and even some we do not know.  We do a lot of shopping (with small amount of money, but we have to EAT and accessorize).  Our families, pets, friends, and students all participate.  It is a month filled with purposeful fun.  Here are some of the things we will be doing. Please share any activities or projects that you know about.

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