Autism Aspergers Network Magazine January 2014 Legacy Edition

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14 I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM AT 40 The extended story of Barb Cook’s diagnosis

37 HUGGING THE HEDGEHOG Positive creative thinking for raising a child on the Autism Spectrum by Jodi Murphey

63 THE MOTHER LODE Kurt Muzikar gets an explosive surprise!

44 SPEAKING THE DIFFERENCE Translation by Rebecca Hyder


28 FAKING IT Extract by Professor Tony Attwood from his new book

34 WE THINK YOUR CHILD HAS ASD Psychologist Allison Haynes takes us through the grief process

46 BAKING THE LITERACY CAKE It takes more than one ingredient! by Dena Gassner


52 HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICKY Linda Wemyss discovers not all interests are obsessions

54 HOMESCHOOL SUPPORTS GROUPS Heather Haines explains the online support world


17 FRIENDSHIPS AND FEMALES ON THE SPECTRUM Jen Elcheson take on female friendships.

22 WHAT ’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT Jeanette Purkis explains attachment closeness & love

24 SELF ACCEPTANCE Kerrilynn Harris explains


9 HENNY KUPERSTEIN Autism’s Musical Gift

49 THROUGH THE DARKENESS WE SHINE Autism All Stars UK – Helen Wallace-Iles

62 SACRED GEOMETRY AND MANDALAS Debra Hosseini reveals artist Steven Coventry talents


5 ASK PROFESSOR TONY ATTWOOD Tony gives professional advice

26 STARRY, STARRY LIFE Jennifer Cook O’Toole – Asperkids Launchpad

30 WHY FAT IS YOUR FRIEND Kris Barrett asks are you getting enough

32 HOW, WHY AND WHAT FOR? Parent involvement in ABA/IBI by Peggy hailstone

58 PLANNING FOR HOLIDAYS USING CALENDAR APPS Bronwyn Sutton reviews three popular apps

60 TRANSITION TO UNIVERSITY  Brad Beadel navigates the way

67 BOOK REVIEWS  Resources at Hand good reads

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Barb Cook is an autism advocate and avid motorcyclist. Rides a Suzuki 1000 V-Strom. Founder of Bikers for Autism Australia. Founder and Editor in Chief of Spectrum Women Magazine Australian. Graphic Designer/Web Developer (25 years). Appeared in mini doco The Chameleons: Women with Autism Numerous appearances on TV and radio. Published articles in newspapers and magazines. National and international awards for publishing. International book reviewer and endorser.