Vera Helleman

Tedx Talks – February 2020

In her TEDxBreda Talk Vera speaks about a more positive understanding of autism. She believes that many autistic people unnecessary suffer from the believe there is something wrong with them. And so many people around them are in despair of their incomprehension about it. Yet it is so simple. Vera feels the urge to let …

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The Meaning of Life… being in alignment with your inner Self

BY EXCELLENCE REPORTER ON AUGUST 15, 2019 Excellence Reporter: Vera, what is the meaning of life? Vera Helleman: This is a question that people ponder about when the primary necessities of life are fulfilled and an itching feeling says: ‘what now?’… ‘how do I make my life meaningful?’. There is an inner longing in each one of us that wants …

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About sensitive senses #autism

I accidently came across the picture above on shutterstock. My first reaction was: ‘that’s gross!’, followed by a shiver. A normal reaction for someone with autism. In our household we don’t use aftershaves, parfumes or deodorants. Fortunately everyone in our household thinks this is gross. So body odours smell better? Yes!  Unless someone has stuffed …

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Autism and learning through experience

Have you ever noticed that your autistic child doesn’t care about your ‘if-then’ arguments and just continues with whatever he/she was doing after a warning? Of have you ever noticed that as an autistic person, you want to experience everything yourself, before you can imagine it? This is because of the absence of a reference …

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Selective mutism in autistic children

Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder, but it is also a symptom of autism. Both give a similar image, but for completely different reasons. Which means they also need different treatments. I have been selectively mute myself for a long time and I feel called to give some more information about this an experienced expert. …

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