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High Functioning Autism: Anxiety

I could hear the anxiety in his voice, just thinking about being in the same situation and making the same choices. The anxiety associated with his high functioning autism prevents him from doing so many things…things that I am sure he would enjoy without such extreme anxiety. This is part 3 of a series on… Continue reading High Functioning Autism: Anxiety

autism · HFA · special needs

High Functioning Autism: Social Delays

The kids were watching Caillou…It always makes me pause for a minute when I realize that my oldest is as intrigued by such shows as my youngest is. As a young child, he always watched shows that were age appropriate, but as his peers started to move away from them, he never did. He isn’t even… Continue reading High Functioning Autism: Social Delays

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High Functioning Autism: Characteristics

….but he doesn’t look autistic!  Oh, if I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that from friends, acquaintances, people at church, teachers, therapy and medical professionals. They have all said it at one point or another, although,Yes, D does have high functioning autism.  What does High Functioning Autism look like? Neuro-Typical Days Many… Continue reading High Functioning Autism: Characteristics