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Learning to Be Flexible

Learning to Be Flexible

In the first of this 7-part series, we discuss the difference between compassion fatigue and burnout (which very often co-express) and what to do about it, with grief and loss and trauma expert Lisa Dinhofer, M.A., CT. https://player.vimeo.com/video/262122988 The...

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Social Conformity

Social Conformity

Learning to be flexible is essential in creating a successful life with someone on the autism spectrum. If we are too rigid, demanding and insistent on having things a certain way, it will really complicate our life and create stress for everyone. It is very likely...

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Do you think people with autism can lie?

Do you think people with autism can lie?

Much of the social conformity that comes naturally to the rest of us originates from innately knowing and following the social rules without thought. We act, think and do things the way we do because that is just how they are done in our world, no questions asked. We...

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Meet Them Where They Are

Meet Them Where They Are

While being a "rule-follower" is often part of the personality and character make up of an individual on the spectrum, sometimes to the extreme that we might feel like they are policing a situation, that doesn't necessarily correlate to always telling the truth. I...

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