Meet My Brain - A Field Guide to Aspergers
The Autistic Woman
Meet My Brain - A Field Guide to Aspergers episodes explore the challenges and traits experienced by The Autistic Woman who was diagnosed as an older adult.
Apr 14 2021
Special interests create a sensory experience for the autistic brain. They satisfy the autistic’s sense of wonder and love for learning. Yet special interests are referred to as “circumscribed” “obsessions” “preoccupations” “limited” “restricted.” Are they? Or is there something else going on?
Apr 14 2021
93% of data is wrong and the other 7% is made up. When it comes to body language, we’ve accepted this kind of thinking for too long. Autistics understand body language and even have their own. The latest studies are showing that neurotypicals don’t understand autistic body language. Take a look at how new research is redefining the way we see autism’s effects on body language.
Apr 6 2021
Do some sounds get on your nerves and others lift your mood? Autistic brains are sensitive to sound. Sounds affect the nervous system of an autistic and can cause severe neurological symptoms such as pain, anxiety, incapacity and meltdowns. Dealing with these sounds impacts a person’s ability to communicate, work and enjoy life. Listen to the discord that is known as sound sensitivity.
Mar 25 2021
Wake Up: Stop the Noise!
How does it feel to wake up autistic? What life sounds like when we open our eyes can set the tone for the whole day. Unrelenting and irritating noise wreaks havoc with our nervous system. Is anybody listening? Do you hear us?
Mar 19 2021
Bullies At Work
If you have ever encountered a bully at work, particularly a boss, this is the only way to handle one. This advice is different than what you’ve heard because standing up to a bully or confronting one is not the answer. What’s the best way to deal with a bully? Hear how this unconventional advice works.
Mar 17 2021
Superpower: Thinking in Pictures
What is visual thinking, also called “thinking in pictures”? This episode answers that question and tells you why visual thinking may be a superpower.
Mar 4 2021
Speaking Literally: Idioms from the Horse's Mouth
Do you feel like a fish out of water when someone speaks in idioms? Like you’re not on the same page? Don’t wait for pigs to fly! Hear how the literal brain understands idioms–straight from the horse’s mouth.
Feb 18 2021
Do You Ever Tell People Who You Are?
What things do you tell people about yourself and what things do you hide? Here are the questions to consider when deciding what to talk about and what to keep to yourself. Your answers can reveal how you are living with AS and what you’d like to change. Added benefit: you can use this as a meditation.
Feb 10 2021
Mind Chatter: 60 seconds in the ASD/ADHD brain
From four trains of thought going on at the same time to rehearsing convos people with ASD/ADHD have a rich (and sometimes exhausting) inner life. Hear what’s it’s like for 60 seconds…
Feb 4 2021
Easy Boundaries in Relationships
Here is the simple way to set boundaries and recognize red flags in this frank and honest look at relationships. Boundaries don’t have to be hard or stressful. Red flags aren’t just on beaches. You’re going to like this.
Feb 2 2021
Having to make small talk is a challenge for people with Aspergers. The Autistic Woman breaks it down — How neurotypicals and neurodivirgents differ in processing conversation and why people with Aspergers have to rehearse before talking. This episode offers a practical tip to make small talk easier. Start listening now!
Jan 25 2021
High Functioning Autism and Aspergers - A Brief Introduction
Why is Aspergers called High Functioning Autism? The answer might surprise you. Formerly called Aspergers the syndrome goes by many names including Aspergers and High Functioning Autism. This brief introduction discusses the history of the way autism has been perceived and a common reaction to the diagnosis.
Jan 20 2021
People with Aspergers have meltdowns and it isn’t on purpose. They come seemingly out of nowhere and are painful and frightening. The Autistic Woman describes the causes of meltdowns and relates personal experiences on handling them. Hear why meltdowns are not tantrums and the reason they occur.
Jan 20 2021
What Aspergers Is and Why It Is Missed
Aspergers was considered to be a male disorder. The reason women and girls have been ignored were well hidden until now.
Jan 18 2021
A brief description of how basic communication is “lost in translation” for autistic individuals. Other episodes present in detail the many ways autism affects communication.
Jan 12 2021
This episode covers how the five senses are affected by Aspergers. The scientific community says that “sensory issues” are a diagnostic criteria for a determination of Aspergers. What are they missing?
Jan 11 2021
Going to the Doctor
A visit to the doctor can be frustrating when you have Aspergers. Hear what happens and how patience with patients can help.
Jan 7 2021
Making Eye Contact
The experts say that difficulty making eye contact is a requirement for a diagnosis of Aspergers. What aren’t they seeing?
Jan 7 2021
Meet My Brain – A Field Guide to Aspergers provides insight and information about the behaviors, traits and characteristics of adult Aspergers as experienced and researched by your host.
Jan 1 2021