Strengths of aspergers: loyalty in relationships, bias-free, truth-seeking, free of hidden agenda, fascination with words and puns, original perspectives on problem-solving, exceptional memory, clarity of values, listen without judgment or assumption, enthusiasm, full of trusting optimism and the belief in genuine friendship.
A Mind Map, created in PowerPoint, that works as a poster or as a mini presentation that could be used as part of staff training or to build awareness. The areas presented are not exhaustive but give some ideas on support that could be needed for pupils with autism.
I was always told to smile. Smiling is not my default face, it takes concious effort to look amiable. And why should smiling be so important?! These are my thoughts, and probably the thoughts of most other people on the Autism spectrum.