The symptoms of autism trauma and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) can look very similar.
So what’s the overlap? And how are they different? Can childhood trauma cause autism? (Hint: No, there’s a very important distinction)
In this video we’ll explore complex trauma and how the polyvagal theory and principles of trauma informed care can help improve autistic mental health.
Blue Knot Foundation Guides to Trauma Informed Care:
ICD-11 Complex Trauma:
// WELCOME TO ASPERGERS FROM THE INSIDE!!
My name is Paul and I discovered I have Aspergers at age 30.
If you’re new you can check out a playlist of some of my most popular videos here:
Yes, I know, I don’t look autistic. That’s exactly why I started this blog, because if I didn’t show you, you would never know.
As the name suggests, this channel is devoted to giving you insight into the world of Aspergers.
This blog started off being just my story, but I’ve learned SO MUCH about my own condition
from meeting others on the Autism Spectrum that now I make sure to feature their stories as well.
I’ve come a long way in my own personal journey.
Now I’m sharing what I’ve found so you don’t have to learn it the hard way too.
// WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS BLOG
You can expect me to get to the point with concise useful information.
I focus on what is most important and don’t shy away from difficult topics.
The best way to learn about Autism is to see it in real life ( i.e. via the stories of many, many people on the spectrum).
In this channel I endeavour to show you what Autism and Aspergers look like in real people and to also give you some insight as to what’s happening on the inside.
I upload a new video every weekend with some bonus content thrown in mid-week too.
There’s always new stuff coming through so be sure to check back and see what you’ve missed. (Is this where I’m supposed to tell you to hit that subscribe button?)
– What is Aspergers/Autism?
– Aspie Tips, coping strategies, and advice on common issues
– Learning Emotional Intelligence (this is my special interest!)
– Autism in real life: stories from special guests
Everything I do is and endeavour to go deeper and take you ‘behind the scenes’ to understand what may, at first glance, seem ‘odd’.
oh, and I love busting stereotypes and turning preconceptions upsidedown 🙂
// ABOUT ME
I discovered I have aspergers at the age of thrity.
It has been my life’s mission to understand these funny creatures we call humans.
My special interest is a combination of emotional intelligence, psychology, neuroscience, thinking styles, behaviour, and motivation. (I.e. what makes people tick)
My background is in engineering and I see the world in systems to be analysed.
My passion is for taking the incredibly complex, deciphering the pattern, and explaining it very simply.
My philosophy is that blogging is an adventure best shared.
// EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TRAINING
I also run autism friendly online emotional intelligence training. So if you like my direct, systematic style, and would like to improve your own emotional intelligence skills, check it out here:
Blogging is an adventure best shared which means I’d love to hear from you!
Feel free to leave me a comment or send me and email at any time and I’ll do my best to respond promptly.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy this channel!
I look forward to hearing from you!