Asperger syndrome: not a disorder, a superpower!


The famous climate activist Greta Thunberg hits back at her detractors by defining her Asperger condition as a superpower. Indeed having Asperger comes with a wide range of abilities and strengths:

  • a capacity to see the world differently and therefore be creative and think outside of the box
  • a tendency towards solving problems rather than satisfy the social or emotional needs of others
  • a true honesty (meaning speaking their mind and being very direct)
  • great attention to detail and a capacity to perceive errors that are not apparent to others
  • a strong desire to seek knowledge, truth and perfection with a different set of priorities than others
  • a strong sense of social justice
  • a distinct sense of humour


Anxiety and autism in the classroom

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Imagine a world where you have no choice but to follow rules that you don’t know exist until you get them wrong, and rules which have no logical function… The author of this article talks about ways to approach students on the spectrum dealing with anxiety issues.

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Autism is not a disorder

We know so much more about autism now but the idea that all people with autism are disordered, impaired, or somehow “lesser” is one that still needs to be challenged.

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Signs of autism in children

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This film shows the behaviour of three autistic children during a birthday party.  Each child behaves in a different way,  however each of them struggles with difficulties in the same area:

S: social interactions

I: imagination

G: gestures

N: non verbal communication

S: sensory responses

These form the signs of autism. These signs have to be taken as a cluster (i.e., a difficulty in only one or two of these areas cannot be taken as a sign of autism).

Women and autism

Autism is more difficult to diagnose in girls than boys. This is often linked to the fact that girls seem to have a greater ability to develop strategies to hide their condition; leading to late diagnosis. This article relates the experience of seven women and what it was like to discover they were on the spectrum later in life.