Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Autism

Since their separation as independent conditions, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (SSD) can be misconceptualised as mutually exclusive disorders.  Similarities between both disorders can lead to misdiagnosis,…

Parent and Teacher Agreement of Behaviour Problems

Behavioural and emotional difficulties, including anxiety, depression, aggression, oppositional, and attention difficulties are highly prevalent in children on the autism spectrum (Kanne et al., 2009; Ung et al., 2013). These…

How to Cope with ‘Meltdowns’

Those who have an ASD are prone to have a catastrophic reaction or meltdown when overly stressed, anxious or frustrated. The meltdown may be externalised, with an intense despair that…

How To Protect Kids Against Bullying

Children and young people with ASD typically report higher rates of victimization and bullying than their typically developing (TD) peers.  For many young people with ASD, difficulties in understanding others,…

Ally Kingston: A Raven in a World of Crows

When Tony and Michelle were in Oxford, UK, in January, they were privileged to present with the Autism Oxford Speakers. Presenting her debut speech for Autism Oxford was Ally Kingston,…

Exploring a Diagnosis of ADHD and ASD

Individuals on the Autism Spectrum often present with additional diagnoses, which are referred to as co-morbidities. One of the most common co-morbid diagnoses for an individual with ASD is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity…

7 Habits Than Can Damage a Relationship

Both choice theory and reality therapy were created by Dr William Glasser, a Psychologist.  A chief tenet of choice theory is that, while people are ultimately in control of, and…