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Navigating the Holidays A Guide for Adults with Autism
Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Navigating the Holidays: A Guide for Adults with Autism

The holiday season, with its festive lights and social engagements, can bring a mix of excitement and challenges for adults with autism. As a psychologist specializing in neurodiversity, I recognize the unique needs and sensitivities that may arise during this time.

In this guide, I provide six comprehensive tips to help adults with autism not only navigate but also enjoy the holidays with a sense of empowerment and well-being.

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Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder and Relationships
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Nurturing Connection: Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies for Neurodiverse Couples

In the intricate dance of relationships, neurodiverse couples face unique challenges that require thoughtful and tailored resolution strategies. Navigating conflicts with compassion and understanding is essential for building a strong and resilient connection.

This article explores practical and empathetic approaches that neurodiverse couples can adopt to enhance their conflict-resolution skills.

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Men and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Executive Functioning Challenges in Men with Autism

Executive functioning, the cognitive skills responsible for planning, organizing, and initiating tasks, plays a crucial role in our daily lives. For adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), navigating the intricacies of executive functioning can be especially challenging.

In this article, I describe how executive functioning difficulties are often pronounced in men with autism, examining the impact these challenges have on their daily functioning.

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Gaslighting in Neurodiverse Couples
Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Gaslighting in Neurodiverse Couples: Recognizing and Addressing the Hidden Struggles

Neurodiverse couple relationships can be incredibly rewarding, and filled with unique perspectives and experiences.

However, they also come with their own set of challenges, as partners navigate differences in communication styles, sensory sensitivities, and emotional processing.

Gaslighting, a form of emotional manipulation and abuse, can be particularly damaging in these relationships.

This article explores the intersection of gaslighting and neurodiversity in couples, shedding light on the hidden struggles and offering insights on recognizing and addressing this harmful behavior.

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Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Dr. Kenneth Roberson is an Adult Autism Psychologist in San Francisco with over 30 years of experience. Click below to ask a question or schedule an appointment.

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