Anxiety and Autism

Personal Accounts


In this video Joe Powell explains some of anxieties he faces every day.


"Life is such a struggle; indecision over other things that other people refer to as trivial results in an awful lot of distress, if someone says 'We may go shopping tomorrow' or 'We will see what happens', they do not seem to realise that the uncertainty causes a lot of inner distress." Theresa Jolliffe

"Junior high was a real mess for me and then came puberty. My anxiety attacks came during puberty, and then all of my nerves started." Temple Grandin.

"I just got to a point where school had become a phobia and I couldn't get out of the car. As soon as I got in the car to go to school, I'd start having a panic attack." (16-year-old boy with Asperger syndrome, Simmons, 2008)

02 Nov 2017