I am planning a series of posts detailing coping strategies that work for me. I know they work for others, and they might work for you (or your favourite aspie) too. I’ll be looking at the usual aspie-related issues, starting with task management, but let me know if there’s a particular topic you would like to see covered.
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Leigh ForbesLeigh Forbes has Asperger's syndrome. As well as managing her autism, she is a single mother to three young children, and runs a web-development business. Sometimes she copes with it all at once. Sometimes not at all.
Leigh was diagnosed in 2010, at the age of 40 - read her post-diagnosis post here. She founded Life on the Spectrum to show support for other adult aspies, and to raise awareness of autism through educational talks and training.
In her spare time, she climbs mountains, eats chocolate, and drinks too much coffee.
She lives in Sussex, UK
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Remember, when you walk away from an aspie, because you find his life too hard to deal with, he doesn't have that option.— Leigh Forbes (@spectrum_life) November 6, 2012
I'm not saying there is no severe form of autism, just that there is nothing mild about having Asperger's.— Leigh Forbes (@spectrum_life) October 21, 2012
Do not make judgements about other people based on your ignorance. In fact, do not make judgements about other people at all.— Leigh Forbes (@spectrum_life) July 1, 2012
QuotationsPeople with Asperger's syndrome are some of the kindest, most caring people I know.
–Dr Tony Attwood
Prejudice is a great time-saver; it allows one to draw conclusions without having to first consider the facts.
–George Bernard Shaw
We hate some persons because we do not know them; we will not know them because we hate them.
–Charles Caleb Colton
Let not your peace rest in the utterances of men, for whether they put a good or bad construction on your conduct, they do not make you other than you are.
–Thomas à Kempis