Autistic Strengths

Research suggests that Autistic traits are apparent in the non-Autistic population – some have shown less symptoms whilst others have shown more. The complexity of the condition is highlighted through genetic research which shows at least twenty different genes contributing to Autistic development. History reveals many positive examples of individuals who would be classed today as being Autistic but who were previously described as “different” or “odd”, yet they have made an enormous impact through their contributions to art, maths, literature and science. These valuable contributions were made by the loners who focused on detail, showing a great deal of enthusiasm and curiosity and total immersion in their chosen field of interest.  Their level of imagination drove them beyond the boundaries as they chose to be the source of their own influence.

“Respect the difference and value the strength”


Autism is a difference to be accepted

The barriers to development and sensory problems are the main challenges faced by many individuals on the Autistic Spectrum. To assist people with Autism we need to focus on their strengths to help overcome their weaknesses (work with the Autism and not against it). Autistic people have shown to have pure hearts where life revolves around survival in an otherwise confused world.

“Let the people with Autism know that you hear and feel what they say and feel”

Thoughts on Education

In order to support individuals with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome, the educators and service providers need to adopt a policy of respect for the individuals and a sense of drive to succeed in fulfilling their needs.

“Progress is what is required!”

Award winning author of "No Matter What" (Autism)
(Psychology / Mental health - Parenting / Family - Health general )