Developing EQ can give you a greater chance of thriving in both your personal and professional lives. It is a commonly held myth that those on the autism spectrum can not develop this vital life skill.
We all define “success” differently, but for most of us, success means finding meaning in our relationships, career, and other aspects of our lives. Learning and developing Emotional Intelligence (EQ) makes that all possible.
You will eventually learn most of your child’s triggers and may be able to avoid a meltdown. If you can help your child to calm or redirect, or if possible, simply avoid their triggers altogether, you can minimize meltdowns.
Self care is a buzzword but if our basic human needs aren’t met, we can’t even think about self-care. What we need is to learn to love ourselves.
The Higher Rate of Suicide and Suicidality in Autistic People, What Does That Mean and What is Next?
Why is the rate of suicide and suicidality so much higher in the autistic population? And how can we help?
Young people who are contemplating suicide often give warning signs of their distress. Some signs are subtle, yet some are more common and pronounced. Knowing the risk factors, recognizing the warning signs, and knowing how to respond can help prevent suicide.
This couple is impassioned about changing other’s misconceptions about people on the spectrum.
Some studies indicate that autistic adults are less likely to partake in drug use, however, research conducted by the Autism Research Centre indicates that autistics are nearly nine times more likely than non-autistic peers to use drugs to manage undesirable symptoms, including autism-related symptoms.
Millennials are the first generation to openly talk the problems that stem from mentally draining relationships, such as manipulative emotional abuse or gaslighting. But, as aware as we are of these issues and what we should do about them, we struggle to put one foot in front of the other and do the right thing.
Besides lightening the mood at home, playtime creates an atmosphere that everyone in the family is free to be who they are, and this inherently encourages confidence and self-love.