Tag: Autism Planet Neurodivergent

The Link Between Autism and Addiction

The Link Between Autism and Addiction

Autism diagnoses have been rising for more than two decades due to increased awareness, testing, and changes to the definition of autism (it’s now a spectrum). Substance abuse rates also have been rising since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...

How I Got My Autism Diagnosis (The Dutch Way)

Autism is often misdiagnosed in adults as conditions like Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizotypal Personality Disorder, ADHD, or PTSD. Isidore examines the traumatic lead up to her autism diagnosis and highlights the difficulties of women and minorities, in particular.

My Son’s Autism Diagnosis

Sometimes, obtaining an autism diagnosis for your child isn’t a straightforward, linear process. Sharon tells the story of her son’s diagnosis and how it makes her feel. Can you relate?

LAST CHRISTMAS…

Christmas can be a difficult time for kids on the spectrum. Be it coping with changes in routine, overwhelm from festive decorations or guests, difficulties with food, or general anxieties. Sharon blogs about how her 10-year old autistic son coped ...

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