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Why Autistic Young Adults Face Burnout

For many young adults on the autism spectrum, the daily demand to conform to neurotypical standards can be immensely draining. By working to fit into a neurotypical world consistently and over time, this can result in what is increasingly becoming known as “autistic burnout”.  Autistic burnout is a state of profound physical and mental exhaustion […]

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Understanding Social Cues in Dating for Autistic Adults

For young adults on the autism spectrum, the journey into dating can be both exciting and intimidating. Navigating the social nuances of romantic relationships is challenging, particularly when faced with the common traits associated with ASD.  These traits, including discomfort with physical closeness, difficulties with eye contact, and heightened anxiety, can often act as barriers, […]

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The Relationship Between Anxiety and Autism

For many young people on the autism spectrum, the intersection between anxiety and autism is a prevalent and often challenging reality. In fact, 40 percent of those diagnosed with autism also have an anxiety disorder diagnosis.  This significant overlap highlights a critical aspect of the autistic experience that is sometimes overlooked or misunderstood. Anxiety in […]

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6 Types of Mental Health Therapy to Benefit Autistic Adults

It is very common in the autism community to experience anxiety or depression, as living in an allistic world leads to facing daily struggles. However, a mental health condition left untreated has negative outcomes that can greatly impact your quality of life. With this in mind, we wanted to remind our adult autistic community of […]

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3 Tips for Travel as an Autistic Adult

As you gain more independence following high school, you may be interested in expanding your horizons a bit and traveling without your parents, either alone or with friends or siblings. Traveling can be an exciting or enriching experience for young adults, offering plenty of opportunities for personal growth and exploration. For those individuals on the […]

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Young Adults with Autism and the Struggle with Isolation

Leaving high school and embarking on those next steps can be challenging for any young adult. For those on the autism spectrum, that journey often presents unique hurdles.  For years, you’ve watched your child navigate through rocky social terrain, with social skills challenges being a hallmark trait of autism spectrum disorder. Now, upon entering adulthood, […]

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6 Tips for Autism and Dating 

Dating and Autism

Dating can be a challenging experience for any teen or young adult, but for autistic adults, it can present some unique obstacles. Many people on the autism spectrum struggle with reading social cues, sensory sensitivities, and communication, all of which can make navigating the dating world that much more complex. However, with some careful planning […]

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3 Tips to Improve Executive Functioning Skills for Adults with Autism

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As learners, autistic students possess many strengths. Many students with autism have impressive memories and can recall small details for great lengths of time. Some have an increased ability to follow clear expectations and directions, while some are able to focus extremely well.  […]

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