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Light It Up Blue! World Autism Awareness Day 2014

Global Autism Awareness Day 2014 Light it up Blue!Today is the 2nd April 2014, the 7th Annual World Autism Awareness Day and my first as an officially diagnosed Aspie.

World Autism Awareness Day is one day a year where nations, groups and individuals around the world aim to increase awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders amongst the rest of the unknowing world population. The Autistic Spectrum includes a variety of categories from Autism to Asperger’s and around 1 in 100 people are on it.

Why Blog About This On One Life Success?

So this is a website dedicated to success and achievement, why am I writing to you about World Autism Awareness Day? Well, if you’re a long time reader of One Life Success you may have read our Asperger’s Week Series of Posts last year and if so you will know I have over the past year gained my official diagnosis of Asperger’s.

I believe Asperger’s affects me well, it’s from the high functioning end of the spectrum and although it has its pro’s and con’s, as I spoke about with Aimee in our Q&A of Asperger’s last year, I believe it has played a huge part in my successes to date and that it will carry on doing so into the future too.

So with that, from both the personal side of my recent diagnosis and the serious one of the potential benefits having an awareness of it could bring to any one you, I write about this to you today! Raising awareness for the benefit of all. » Read more..

Asperger’s Week: My Thoughts, Opinions & Experiences (Q&A With Aimee)

We’ve been writing all about Aspergers this last week in our ‘Asperger’s Week’ series. I wrote (here) last week covering 20 of the worlds most famous and influential people who have or are assumed to have Asperger’s, while Aimee spoke in her post (here) about the typical traits of people with Asperger’s and what anybody can learn from the success driving traits of them.

Now this week, as nice a coincidence and surprise as it is… came back a close result of mine that’s very related. I’ve this received my official diagnosis of Asperger’s. It’s a life long difference and is, regardless of the late diagnosis, something that will and has affected me and my life ever since birth.

After receiving the diagnosis I told Aimee. She had some questions to ask and we thought it would be good to share them with you! So here goes… » Read more..

Aspergers Week: 20 Aspergers Famous People Who We All Know

Note: This post is the first of a series of posts for our ‘Aspergers Week‘ set. To read the following posts in the series click here or subscribe.

So in the last post of our ‘Asperger’s Week’ Series, Aimee spoke here about Asperger’s as whole. She introduced us all to the difference, briefly covering a few people who have been proved to have or to have had it and talked about how we can learn from them and their differences.

Now, she covered a few of these people before but in this post I’d like to cover more of these famous and successful Aspergers people individually. But first of all, in case you didn’t read her previous post or simply don’t know, here’s a quick recap on Aspergers. » Read more..

Aspergers Week: Aspergers or a Label for Genius?

Note: This post is the first of a series of posts for our ‘Aspergers Week‘ set. To read the following posts in the series click here or subscribe.


When thinking of Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Walt Disney, what do you think of?

For me it’s simple. I think of three men that all worked exceptionally hard to be and create what they have and to be the best in their field. I also think of a shared set of characteristics that got them there; Determination, Obsession, Focus, and a rejection of an ordinary life. I think of success.

But now, would you be surprised if I now told you that all these traits are actually the symptoms of a medically recognized difference? 

Asperger’s & Aspie’s


Aspergers syndrome is the term used to describe a rare and irreversible psychological difference that affects the way in which certain people communicate, work and perceive the outside world. » Read more..