Autism and Aspergers mums and dads, if you have a minute very soon, do go to the website of Aspergers Services Australia, and have a look at the video Optimism – A Positive Attitude to Yourself and Life.
This video is a talk given by Proff Tony Atwood and Dr Michelle Garnett at the ASA 2nd National Conference.
A friend emailed me about this, she is the lovely mum of a young man with Asperger’s. Here’s what she wrote:
The talk is about Optimism in Autism (Aspergers in particular). It is so good to see the shift from treating depression to fostering optimism in psychology. I got a lot out of it, with ideas to assist people on the spectrum stay positive to general advice on treating depression. It contains many resources and links to websites, suggested reading etc as well.
As Tony Atwood says:”optimism gives you energy, pessimism slows you down.”
I know that’s true!
Do pop over, you’ll find it uplifting!