The Resource Page
Cognition and behavior: Asperger brains similar across sexes (SFARI) – According to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Neuroradiology, brains of men and women with Asperger syndrome are more similar to each other than are those of males and females who are not on the Autism Spectrum.
Soldiers with autism give army rare view into intel, and disorder (Times of Israel) – Volunteer soldiers on the Autism spectrum have proven adept at decoding satellite images and are being employed by the IDF.
The Life and Thoughts of an Aspie (at Buffalo) – Alec Brownie, while being a Master’s student at the University of Buffalo, wrote this essay that gives non-Aspies a glimpse into the world of someone who has Asperger’s Syndrome.
The Female Autism Crisis: Why are Females Being Missed and What Do We Need To Do About It? (Tania A. Marshall) – Not much is known about female Autism as of yet since it is a relatively new area of research; as a result, girls and women are falling through the crack.
Technology as a social lifeline for kids with Asperger’s (The Conversation) – For people with Asperger’s Syndrome, technology can be a vehicle for personal and social growth.
Large Climb in Autism Rates due to Changes in Diagnostic Criteria (icare4autism.org) – According to Danish researchers, the climb in the number of children diagnosed with ASD is due to how the disorder is reported.
Asperger’s student leads female autism study (Cambridge Network) – Hannah Belcher, a PhD student at Anglia Ruskin University (who was diagnosed with Asperger’s at the age of 23), is leading a study into young women with Autism – a condition usually viewed as a male syndrome.
What You Need To Know About Working With Colleagues On The Autism Spectrum (Forbes.com) – Dorie Clark, a contributor at Forbes, writes about some strategies that individuals can use to build better relationships with colleagues on the Spectrum.
Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome (Life on the Spectrum.net) – a collection of symptoms from an Aspie’s perspective that may lead to an Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis.
Life as an Aspergian female – a story I had to share (Look Me In The Eye) – John Elder Robinson shares a story written by an anonymous Aspergian woman, who talks about what life is like for a woman on the Spectrum.
Teenager Tackles Autism With Help From Google Glass (WIRED) – Catalin Voss, an 18 year old who is only months away from the start of his freshman year at Stanford University, has started a Silicon Valley startup of his company that seeks to remake education using software that tracks facial expressions and body language – something that people on the Spectrum have difficulty with.
List of Asperger Traits (help4aspergers.com) – If you have questions about Asperger’s, you don’t have to go far to find answers. Rudy Simone has made herself into an expert on Asperger’s. Here she shares her list of traits common to most people on the Spectrum.
The Link Between Autism and Core Brain Skills (Learning Rx) – since the survey on this site is based on observations of behavior, “you can take it for yourself or for another adult or child you know well who has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. You’ll find out if cognitive skill weaknesses are complicating life for the child or adult you know.”
Asperger Syndrome Fact Sheet (NIH) – the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke supplies in-depth information about Asperger’s Syndrome.