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Welcome to Aspire - Aspect's blog featuring blogs from Aspect staff and others in the autism community. The views expressed in this blog are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). To be considered as a guest blogger on Aspire, please send a brief outline of your topic and your credentials to Aspect via the Contact Us page.

  • A hand lent is a hand well spent Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 27/03/2014

    This week on Aspire, Thomas talks about challanging behaviour, what it is like having behaviour that is considered challanging and what we can do about it. Today's special guest is Tom Tutton, a Clinical Psychologist who works with many people on the autism spectrum and their families, implementing Positive Behaviour Support. 

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  • Smile and the world smiles back! Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 20/03/2014

    This week on Aspire, we celebrate the International Day of The Happiness! We discuss what it means to be happy, what are particular ways we can become happy and how neuro-typical happiness differs from the happiness of those on the spectrum.

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  • The changing tides of life Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 13/03/2014

    We all go through transitional phases in our lives. Whether it is going from primary school to high school, growing mature or going from playing Mario to Sonic, we have all seen transitions. But what about those on the spectrum? This week thomas kuzma talks about change, transitions and how it affects people on the spectrum. This weeks special guest is Berinda Karp

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  • Anyone can cook Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 06/03/2014

    Aah, doesn’t creativity lift the spirit! Poems, Paintings and Photos truly capture the creative life. It looks like we all need more P in life or Vitamin C. From the very first cave painting to the very latest in musical styles there is creativity in everyday life. 

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  • Feeling loved Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 27/02/2014

     I can’t wait for the Academy Awards in a week’s time. It’s an interesting concept isn’t it though? People make films every year, and so many of these films are vying for a chance to be recognised and win an award. But what makes being recognised so important?

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  • Don’t judge a book by its label Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 20/02/2014

    When I heard last year that the DSM-5 meant that Asperger’s Syndrome would no longer be considered a disability and would be filed in under the autism spectrum, there was more than a little hurt going on inside.

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